Once in awhile, if one wanders over to the sports section of the Los Angeles Times, one would still be able to follow the doings of one of our favorite ex-Cubs, one Ted. Lilly.
In fact, here's a nice little piece that describes Ted exactly as we remember him: Terrible Ted Lilly of the Valley of the Shadow of Death.
The Dodgers have a super-hot young rookie of their own, left fielder Jerry Sands. And in his first game he smacks a double off Braves starter Tim Hudson.
We all know about Tim Hudson, right?
Next time up, Sands hits a sac fly that drives in a run.
Next time up, Hudson throws at his head.
Ted doesn't let that stuff just happen, so next inning he threw one behind Nate McLouth.
Oh yeah, he also threw 7 scoreless and the Dodgers won 4-2.
That sounds familiar as well, doesn't it?
And I'm SO excited because if the math holds up and there's no weird weather to wreck the schedule, we'll be treated to a Saturday afternoon of Ted Lilly at Wrigley Field.
(If anyone can explain to me who decides to have San Diego and Los Angeles come to Chicago in April, I would love to hear it.)
Anyway, you think the Cubs will trot out Blake DeWitt that day?
Just to remind us of the trade?
Maybe toss us some free dogs and brew with some of the money they saved with that trade?
Rainout yesterday double header today and I didn't get my treasured Tyler Colvin Bobblehead.
And I guess yesterdays' day game is today's night game, which means tonight is the actual Tyler Colvin Bobblehead Giveaway night.
I have to work.
But I will be there on Saturday, and nobody is allowed to get mad when I cheer for Terrible Ted.
Late addition: if you haven't seen this spot for New Era with Alec Baldwin and John Krasinski, get ready to laugh.