HOW ABOUT THEM CUBS?
A lot of good things happened yesterday, but overall I'm hoping the Cubs all looked at each other after the game and thought yeah, that's how you do it.
Remember how that caught on in '08?
I was with Oif and Olson working on an edit, and Olson would check on that stupid computer Game Day thing every once in awhile and announce the depressing score.
Then the 8th Gray comes in and gives up even more runs, and you know, it's the Cubs, right?
Of course they're gonna lose.
The next time we look, Colvin is up and he walks to load the bases, which is when I notice that LaTroy Hawkins is pitching. Seriously, he should just have something in his contract that says "I don't pitch at Wrigley, ever."
So the Colvin walk and then It's Theriot.
Between Oif and Olson there is just so much negative energy spouting forth, and what can I say except "Strike 2." which is what Game Day just said happened.
A single! 2 runs score and the Cubs are... well they HAVEN'T LOST YET! And they're down by only one.
Fukudome's up, and now for sure it's over. Oif, he can't STAND getting his hopes up and then having them dashed. But Fukudome comes thru with a single and the Cubs take the lead and now there are just 3 outs to get.
Oif: "Oh GREAT, here comes Marmol. 2 walks and then Fielder's up. They lose. Bet me."
But now we were finished, and Dave Gerbosi (our editor) puts the game on the monitor, so we got to actually see the 3 devastating Marmol strikeouts of Hart, Braun and Fielder.
And then I looked at Oif and Olson all giddy in the editing suite, and between a couple Cub fans I believe I saw the birth of Cub confidence in 2010.