You didn't see that one coming, did ya?
Full count on Alfonso Soriano with 2 out, Marlon Byrd on base, Mike Fontenot on deck.
Just what will ex-Cub stud turned tomato can reliever Bob Howry do?
CHALLENGE him, of course.
He thinks, "Hmm. Fastball or... fastball?" (he has no other choices). He reaches back and fires an 89 MPHer belt high, over the plate, then whips his head around to watch.
39,000 people thank him as the ball goes 430 feet deep into the bleachers just left of center.
It's nice, isn't it? Watching former Cub relievers come to Wrigley and give us victory?
Actually, Alfonso's 2-run shot only tied the game.
Some other horrible Arizona reliever came on in the 8th and D. Lee, who still doesn't look so hot, hits a single and knocks in 2 more.
Cubs 7 D-Backs 5.
Then Marmol scares the crap out of everybody first by stepping in a hole and acting like his leg fell off, and then by loading the bases before he gets the final strikeout.
The Cubs left about a million guys on base again, but this was a pretty enjoyable afternoon at Wrigley.
Except for that idiotic wave - did they show that on tv? 8th inning I think?
Speaking of which, I'm thinking about making a new photo folder in the right hand column under where the 2003 - 2006 seasons are, and it'll be titled something like "Dickheads of the Game". And in it will be the fans we catch with our cameras doing something stupid at Wrigley.
I say "we" because I want you to send me photos via the email address at the top of the page. Nothing x-rated or anything, just people... being dumb.
Yesterday a guy came up the tunnel (I'm in the upper deck down the right field line next to a tunnel that leads to beer, hot dogs, and the troughs) and, talking on his cell while the game's going on, stood in front of everyone while waving to someone across the field. And later another did almost the same, lurching out of the tunnel to talk in front of us all, obstructing the view.