Here's what happened last night.
I know it's a little early for the game, but think I'll turn on the tube anyway.
Who knows what channel will come on when you first turn it on, right?
It's "The Office".
And the second it comes on my wife comes in the room and she's very excited because it's the last episode with Michael (Steve Carell), because he's leaving the show.
I know this show will go later than the Cubs game, so oh well, I'll just miss the pregame and beginning.
When I finally turn the channel, it's the bottom of the first and the Cubs are down zeero to 7.
I didn't even get to experience the joy of anticipation, the wonder of a possible gift, the birth of a new game.
For me, it starts out in Dempster's Inferno and the fire spreads from there.
What's up with Ryan Dempster?
7 runs and he lasts one out?
His velocity was down, and he was out of sync?
Man I hope that's all it is, because he hasn't looked right all year and his early stats are embarrassing for such a dependable, awesome pro.
And of course fearsome weird-hair Barry Enright goes 6.2 innings and holds the Cubs to 5 hits and 2 runs, although when you get 7 runs in your pocket, it takes that pressure off.
Cubs 2 DBacks Eleven.
Tonight it's Big Z vs. 3-1 Armando Galarraga, and I will have the game on from the start.
Maybe Carlos can be the "stopper".
Nobody's said it officially yet, but with the taxed bullpen and crap performance from the starters you have to think the Cubs will bring up Jay Jackson for a start pretty soon.
Lastly, big shoutout to Bears GM Jerry Angelo and his shrewd staff screwing up a trade and hosing Baltimore.