This is so crazy, because we were at a game last year (I can't remember why the Cubs were wearing those red hats) sitting in the left field bleachers. So we got a pretty close look at Alfonso Soriano, and I said to Sutter, "Hey, doesn't Soriano's glove look just like a garbage can lid?"
Sutter goes, "I does kinda. Weird."
So I took this picture just because I didn't think people would believe me and... well, it's nuts to think that a pro ballplayer would be using a garbage can lid instead of a regular leather glove. That's gotta just make it so hard to catch the ball, wouldn't you think?
Well, it turns out I shoulda said something to the Cubs.
Because I was watching the Cubs play the Reds yesterday, and Tom Gorzelanny was pitching a fantastic game - he was shutting the Reds out in fact! But it was the 7th and Lou was probably already thinking about taking him out after the inning. Anyway, two Redlegs on and one out and Johnny Gomes hits a pop up to left.
Easy out, right?
Wait a minute. I'd totally forgotten that Soriano plays with a garbage can lid instead of a glove, and he dropped the ball.
Even Len or Bob used the word "clang" when they described what happened. Something like, "...and the ball just clanged off his glove."
So now it's bases loaded when Lou goes out and gets Gorzy, and then between Grabow and Esmailin Caridad the Reds score 3 runs in the 7th and 8th, and the Cubs lose 3-1.
Anyway, if anybody reading this actually knows Alfonso, please tell him he ought to switch to a regular leather glove rather than a garbage can lid.
And hmm. Lets see... do you know what today is?
Nope, not my birthday or even just Monday.
It's the freaking Cubs Home Opener!
Supposed to be nice, I'm actually here, and I have a ticket.
It's Ryan Dempster and a hot dog with grilled onions and a stop at Jake's and maybe the Cubs can start a nice little winning streak or something crazy like that.