So the Cubs finally get some highlights to play besides stuff like, "Darwin Barney's 3rd inning single" or "Aramis Ramirez fields a grounder" or "Alfonso Soriano runs harder than last time".
My jaw comPLETELY dropped when Kerry Wood made the behind the back scoop and, cool as James Bond, whirls and tosses to second for the double play.
Remember the "we get maybe a gem a week" thing?
This game was it, so savor it like it was the good stuff.
I had no idea what to draw for this - I've actually done Wood making this same behind the back play years ago, only it wasn't in the middle of The Season of Horrible, and I don't think it was against the Cards.
After kicking Starlin Castro instead of trying to tag the base in the previous game, Matt Holliday looked like he was afraid of getting thrown at the whole game. His swings were weak and off, his mind on the plunk to the ribs that never came.
He went 0 for 4 with 3 strike outs.
Carlos Marmol got a save!
Ryan Dempster is awesome.
The Cubs declined to trade anyone, not because there wasn't opportunity but uh, because I'm not quite sure.
And lastly, Jerry Angelo is still a freaking idiot.
Gots to work, guys.
But seriously, just take this win and roll it around on the tongue.
ESPN game of the week, the Cubs vs the Cards, total pitching duel for 5 innings, just a gorgeous game.