Tyler Colvin has to be a little freaked, moving to first base.
Way back when, it was freaky when Tony LaRussa moved Albert Pujols to first from the outfield, but that was due to an Albert injury.It isn't freaky that the Cubs would move Tyler due to farm system desperation.
Yesterday, looking at Derrek Lee in his new Braves uniform at Wrigley Field was COMPLETELY freaky.
Koyie Hill knocking in the game's first run was freaky too.
Sort of normal and not freaky when Omar Infante hit a homer to tie it the next inning.
The 6th inning was a mix of freaky.
Marlon Byrd hitting a triple wasn't freaky.
Aramis Ramirez hitting a double to score Byrd wasn't freaky.
But the fact that it was clutch and the Cubs took the lead - kinda freaky.
Soriano striking out with Aramis on 2nd was the opposite of freaky.
Marginally freaky when Blake DeWitt was intentionally walked.
Then not freaky at all since Nady was up next - had he gotten a hit with guys on 1st and second, THAT would have totally been freaky.
But the end of this game, with the Cubs one strike away from a win? Instead Carlos Marmol's pitch screaming down the right field line for a bases-clearing Rick Ankiel triple and Cubs victory turned into disaster?
Not freaky - I didn't even bat an eye.
I know - doesn't it seem like we were all worried about what Wrigley World Series tickets were gonna scalp for just about 27 trades ago?
Ryan Dempster, who had been on a roll, said the kind of non-freaky stuff you'd expect. "We've been going through a tough stretch...you find ways to lose (games) instead of winning them."
That I feel terrible for Demp isn't freaky at all.
Nobody singing "Go Cubs Go" at the end of a game at Wrigley Field has become the freaking norm, although I wish they'd stop that even when they win.
Ahhhh, but I'm just talking about one game here.
You know what really freaks me out?
(Donna - thanks for the comment leading to today's theme)