It's awesome watching night games when the Cubs win. A little popcorn. Couple Buds. Not alot of moving. Perfect.
Here was my favorite part of last night's game, sorry if I get a name wrong...
Berkman up, 2 out, bottom of the 7th. So there's a guy on first, Berkman hits a little grounder to Derrek Lee. Derrek turns to throw to 2nd, but one of our favorite rookies, Starlin Castro, forgot to cover the bag. So Derrek wheels a 180 and throws to Justin Berg who's on his way to cover first. Justin, however, thinks he's 3 feet from the bag when he's actually on top of it. He catches the ball and takes a giant stride to touch where he thinks first is. So now Berg's thigh is right over the middle of airspace above 1st base. Berkman - who knew he was such an athlete? Like an overweight Olympic hurdler with dark eyeliner, he leaps over Berg's thigh! The ump calls him safe and honest to God we're so lucky we didn't see two injuries in that single play.
Then the really funny part.
The camera cuts to Lou, who just stepped out of the dugout. He stops. He looks disgusted. He turns around and goes back in the dugout.
Because it appeared there was no physical way Berkman could have touched first, Lou was thinking one of two things. Or maybe both.
A) I was gonna go out there and argue, but probably I'll be told there was some kind of interference.
Or B) I was gonna go out there and argue, but because my team looks so absolutely boobish I'm just too embarrassed to walk on the field.
I absolutely howled at this. While eating popcorn on the couch not moving anything more than my hands and laugher mechanism.
It was as good as an old fashioned Lou dirt-kick.
Anyway, Cubs 5 Astros 2, Ryan Theriot with his first homer in 700 at-bats.
Pass me a Bud, will ya?
Next, what is up with the giant pressure from other people to make sure that guy who used to play for the Cubs apologizes to the team? If it's an apology, it ought to just happen. Like if I called you a big jerk because you screwed up in a meeting with all the top brass present, I'd come up in a little while and say, "Sorry, I got a little crazy about a stupid meeting."
But the top brass wouldn't be sending out emails to the agency saying, "Tim can come back in the building after he apologizes to his co-worker."