The immediate thought is why in the HELL can't the Chicago Cubs do that more often.
But instead, I'd rather just roll around in this rare, easy, simple, wonderful victory punctuated with the subject of yesterday's post: the sparkling gin and tonic.
Derrek Lee starts off with the homer.
Ahhh, isn't that a little slice of heaven? A little breathing room. A little positive energy. You can look around and notice how nice it is outside.
Alfonso Soriano lays down a sacrifice bunt to... move the runners to 2nd and 3rd. Into scoring position. This is the kind of thing people do when they play on teams. I'm kind of giddy. And then that produces an actual run when Starlin Castro hits the fly ball - the sacrifice fly. More than Derrek Lee's homer, this little team-created run is a thing of beauty.
Ryan Dempster is not quite on cruise control, but still did you feel any angst? I didn't. And then Sean Marshall and seriously Carlos Marmol? Patterson hit a pop fly, but Ellis and Pennington musta been singing "What kind of fool am I" on their way to the showers.
A piece of cake, that game.
Enjoy it for a day.