Before the first out was recorded in the last game of 2010 at Wrigley Field, the Cardinals had exposed Jeff Sam as a minor league pitcher in every way possible: 3 walks, a wild pitch, a stolen base, a single, and the 3-run homer that Albert Pujols hit made such a noise I believe my surround sound has a crack in it somewhere.
Then finally, somebody made an out, and at the end of the top of the first it was Cards 4 Cubs nothin'.
Then in the middle of the 5th, the Cards had added 4 more.
The Cubs though, they didn't quit.
I would imagine you all have had your hopes dashed enough this season to not have gotten TOO excited as this one progressed.
The Cubs got 2 in the 5th, 3 in the 6th, and 2 more in the 7th and well... wouldn't it be awesome if... but that's how it ended: Cards 8 Cubs 7.
Now they're on the road for a 4 gamer in San Diego, and the end of the season happens in Houston.
That's seven games.
You think Mike Quade gives Samardzija another start?
It would be great if he did something spectacular and got to ride off in the Winter Sunset with something positive to build on rather than having yesterday's train-wreck burned into our collective retinas.
Ahh welll, nobody's gonna remember yesterday's game anyway.
Not after tonight's Monday Night Football game.
You all know I can't stand Lovie Smith or Jerry Angelo.
Lovie should be an assistant somewhere, and Jerry should just be a fugitive afraid to show his face anywhere in our city.
But if the Bears beat the Packers tonight, I will paint a valentine to Lovie and write a love song to Angelo.
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