That hideous crack of hardball on elbow bone.
Yadier Molina tried to convince the ump that the ball had actually hit Tyler Colvin's bat, that's how loud and gross that sound must have been.
I fell off the couch and rolled on the floor even before they showed a replay - I CANNOT IMAGINE A WORSE PLACE TO GET HIT BY A BASEBALL.
If you missed it, Card pitcher Jaime Garcia threw a pitch just under lefty Colvin's right elbow, and it sailed across the front of his chest and then SMACKED right into the inside of his left elbow. There's a knotty bone back there, and if you've ever hit it you know what I'm talking about.
Then, he stayed in the game.
Came out awhile later, but I'da called for an ambulance immediately.
Anyway, the Cubs got to Garcia early and while it wasn't a total cruise this was a pretty solid outing by jeff Samardjiza. I feel a little bit of optimism there.
Later in the game, youngster Andrew Cashner struck out Albert Pujols with a fabulous slider that had Albert completely bamboozled. I love that word, and more importantly I think the kid is learning...
So Cubs 5 Cards 1 in game 1.
Only, I hope Colvin's arm is okay.
ps: I cannot remember or tell jokes. Never been able to. But when I was little, somebody told a joke with the punchline, "...and the polar bear says, "HEY, gimme back my fish!"
And I've used it my whole life.
Try it some time in a bar when people are telling jokes. Just blurt out that line and laugh like a hyena.
Okay maybe nobody ever laughs, but in my head it's funny as hell.