So, were you about to hurl with 2 outs in the bottom of the 9th when Kevin Gregg's strikeout pitch got by Koyie Hill?
But Gregg got the next Red to pop out to Fontenot at 3rd, and now we all get to celebrate Carlos Zambrano's 100th victory.
He went 6 2/3 innings and gave up only 2 hits.
Plus, he hit a monster homer (they said 400 feet on the radio) off the Reds' Micah Owings which of course turned out to be the winning run.
So, the last couple days Carlos was kind of going out of bounds with the missing the plane thing.
Well there was the win, but you gotta read this stuff at Cubs.com:
"I feel proud to be in this organization and this situation to win 100 games," Zambrano said. "It's an honor to be here with the Cubs and contribute, especially after what happend my last start. I was disappointed and really down after what happened. Today, I was happy for myself and for the team, also."
Okay, Carlos, you had me at "proud".
Meanwhile, down on the South Side this guy Mark DeRosa hit a 3 run dinger to lead the Cleveland Indians over the Chicago White Sox 6 to nothin'.
And then they showed him being interviewed on the news saying he didn't understand why he got traded from the Cubs, and I'm sure that'll be a giant story tomorrow.
You know, I thought he was the Cubs MVP in 07.
I think the freaking world of the guy.
It just kills me hearing this stuff, and I wish the Cubs could call a Mulligan on the whole awful deal.
I've spent my life trying not to cry over spilled milk, but DAMN!
Okay tomorrow it's Ryan Dempster vs. Matt Maloney.
There are two sides to Sammy, both hyper-dramatic.
There's the home run hitting machine Sammy,
...and there's the complete opposite end of the scale Sammy.
The one that left.
There's the Sammy in maybe the most famous home run battle of all time with (Mark McGuire), and the one with the lame story about a shattered bat filled with cork that was supposed to be used only to amaze audiences during batting practice.
I don't need any steroid rumor to sway me.
Never has such a selfish player become so popular in Chicago, at least in my lifetime.
If you knew nothing about him but his stats, you might say he belongs in the Hall.
But with the amount of baggage that comes with Sammy, fat chance.
There's a skeleton of a burnt bridge that's gonna take years to fix.
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