Guys, I'm on production, no time for watching sports.
I even missed the Bears game.
This is one of my fav illustrations/posts from one of my fav Cub moments of the last century, and it happened sometime in early September, 2008.
Just a couple years ago when the Cubs were kind of awesome, and we had a guy named Ted Lilly on the team...
"The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the iniquities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he, who in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of darkness, for he is truly his brother's keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who would attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know my name is the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon thee."
That's Jules (Samuel L. Jackson) from "Pulp Fiction", of course.
And I believe Ted Lilly may have been thinking those same thoughts yesterday as he lay his vengeance upon thee Cardinals.
He's a tough guy, and someone will have to tell me who the other modern day pitcher was who took out a catcher in a play at the plate, because I sure don't remember it happening.
But pitchers are made of stuff that might break, and if I were Lou Piniella I might talk to Ted about this matter before his next outing and discourage him from such behavior as the Cubs cannot afford another pitcher to have even any rumors of breaks.
On the other hand, it was Lou on Monday who said, "You've got to get your shirts rolled up and go out and kick somebody's ass."
So perhaps Lou's actually quite happy about the whole deal.
In any case, the Cubs claw out a win against the Cards 4-3, with Terrible Ted going 8 innings and giving up uno.
Won't talk about the heart attack 9th because I'm in such a better mood today.
And tonight, well tonight we just might see game 2 of something called a baby streak.
We just might see Rich Harden look... healthy after his rest.
We just might see more vengeance wreaked upon ex Cub Todd Wellemeyer, who won at Wrigley about a month ago.