He's 0 for 5 and looked pretty bad at the plate, but if he somehow gets on then OH MOTHER OF THE GOD OF HELPLESSNESS IT'S GONNA BE ALBERT PUJOLS NEXT!
And then poof, Angel Guzman became a man.
With all eyes on him, the pressure absolutely off the charts for an April baseball game, he sits the red hot Cardinals down in the top of the 11th inning, setting the stage for Aramis in the bottom half.
Angel Guzman gets his first major league win.
The Cubs play the Cards 16 times this season, with 13 of them done by July 12th.
So these early games are super important with the schedule being so Cardinal front-loaded.
It is raining as I write on this Sunday morning, and all I can do is hope that the wind blows in at 50 mph tonight so Terrible Ted Lilly can keep throwing strikes for ohhhh, 7 - 8 innings.
The bullpen is toast.
I LEFT MY FREAKING TICKETS IN MY OFFICE and had to drive all the way downtown leaving the kids in the car with the top down parked illegally while I ran up to get the tix, and then we walked into the park in the top of the 3rd.
Grabbed a dog for me and Wyatt - Emily's gone vegetarian and had a bag of carrots.
I love her anyway.
So I've got the grilled onions, mustard and some of those whole jalapeno peppers on there.
Take a bite, and a pepper literally explodes, shooting a stream of pepper juice all the way onto the shoulder of the guy not directly in front of me, but over one.
This is like some kind of pepper record for juice distance.
The stream is so big and lasts so long that the guy next to me has time to see and register the juice hitting the shoulder of the guy in front of him and then follow it back to the source, which was my mouth.
So the juice-shoulder guy is now looking around for whoever threw something at him, his girlfriend is looking up at the ceiling to see if something maybe leaked down from there.
And I say...nothing.
I have apologized for spilling beer or dropping a peanut shell or whatever, but a stream of warm pepper juice shooting from my mouth?
That's just so disgusting I can't even own up to it.
Anyway, Mr. Pepper-juice-shoulder guy, if you're reading this I am sooo sorry.
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