I have no idea how many home runs Albert Pujols has hit at Wrigley Field, but it's not a small number.
Actually, he's pretty much an equal opportunity NL-Killer, but you just notice them more here at Wrigley since lots of them fly out to the street or somebody's yard. And yesterday he hit 3 of 'em.
After the game, Ryan Dempster, who is about the best post-game talker guy I've ever seen with his humble, true, and sometimes pretty funny observations said, "The first home run he hit, it happens. The second home run, he fouled off a lot of really good pitches leading up to that, and then I hung a slider over the middle of the plate and he hit it off the firehouse across the street."
Love that guy.
Anyway, he wasn't alone with the run-giving, but I don't need to go into that.
Final score Cards NINE, Cubs a little tiny uno.
Lou said he was maybe gonna make some changes in the lineup, and one would hope that means putting in Tyler Colvin. And Mike Fontenot - he's on some kind of streak or something. Why is he on the bench?
Fish or cut bait, Lou.
Last night they flew to Pittsburgh, home of the 2010 Cubs' New Main Nemesis even though they're FREAKING HORRIBLE.
I, by that I mean me, did some math:
5 of Pittsburgh's 20 wins have come against the Cubs. Uhhh. Lets see twenty goes into fiiiiiiiiiiiiiivve? Addthedecimalsotwentyintofiftyispointtwofive.....That's 25%!
One quarter of Pirate Ws have come against our favorite team.
Could you not just hurl?
And today we won't speak of the last time out, but Randy Wells for some reason gets to start a couple days after his last start.
Redeem thyself, son!
It's a 12:35 game, perfect for turning on the radio and enjoying a couple cold ones out back.
And of course later tonight is Game Two.
You know what I'm talkin' bout.
Lastly, it's Memorial Day, as always a proud day for me because my Dad is a retired USAF Lieutenant Colonel.
Take a moment to think about what The United States Military is doing for you, what they have done for you, and what they will do for you.
And for your country.
No better time than the playing of The Star Spangled Banner, which you'll hear twice today.
Here's to you, Pop!