Well, the season's almost over for our Chicago Cubs, but there's still 6 opportunities to get out to Wrigley Field before we turn our attention to the good fortunes and playoff hopes of all the other jerk teams in baseball.
I already had a couple days where I thought, "Maybe not such a good idea for flip flops today," and not just because I had a client meeting.
No, that dang weather is turning a tad chilly.
So it's a perfect time to get out the happiest shoes I own, my "Kerouacs" by Sanuk.
Work permitting, I'll head down to Wrigley for a little action with the Houston Dis-Astros (thanks for that one, Stacey).
Even though I only recognize Carlos Lee and Humberto Quintero in their lineup, I still hate them.
The good thing is since most of their "name" guys got traded, they're playing lots of kids.
I'm hoping Mike Quade will find it in his heart to play the kids all weekend like he did just a little bit ago.
Last night got kind of exciting at the end with the Cubs tying it up in the 9th.
Tony Campana gets a hit off Cincy stud closer Francisco Cordero, and that's just plain exciting because Tony is a professional distraction.
Then Soriano hits a double, Campana of course rounds 'em, Castro hits a perfect sac fly to move Soriano, and then Darwin Barney hits a "kangaroo hop" up the middle past the drawn-in infield.
(Hadn't heard "kangaroo hop" in a hundred years - that was Pat Huges of course.)
They lost it later, but still a good game to listen to.
In case you've forgotten, there's still an auction going on.
I've got an original pastel up, and a spirited competition between the above mentioned Stacey Manela and Tom E.
If you feel like getting in on the action, it's for a really great cause - WriteGirl.
See details in the post titled, "Original Cubby Blue Wrigley art auction for WriteGirl".
And thanks to everybody who has participated in the bidding.
Lastly, the Sanuks.
These guys figured out a way to take your basic flip flop and put cool canvas on it for about the lightest shoe you can imagine. No socks necessary. Perfect for the park.