Sure, I get that Dale Sveum was trying to be all high-roady (and I even admire that) having his team watch the World Champion St. Louis Cardinals have their ring cememony. But for the Cubs it had to be pretty galling.
I didn't have the tv on.
Maybe they showed it?
I don't know - maybe the Cubs were all perfect gentlemen.
I figure this drawing represents what they were thinking.
Back of the rotation guy just like you thought.
The Cardinals got to him in the 4th with these hits back to back: a single, double, triple and single.
Final score Cubs 1 Cards 5.
And now Volstad is 0-2.
But so is Carlos Zambrano so whatever.
On another semi-related note, did you see our old buddy Ted Lilly came off the DL and tossed 7 innings of 2-hit ball?
He won 5 of his last 6 starts last year, so he's back to normal which is awesome.
While Blake DeWitt is somehow still a Cub and 0 for 2012 as a bench player.
On an even further away note... Brian Wilson, the equally entertaining and effective all-star closer for the San Fransisco Giants, is having season-ending elbow surgery.
Today it's the Card's Jake Westbrook throwing against Pittsburgh's Paul Maholm.
At least, that's what it looks like on ESPN:
PS: How 'bout them Chicago Blackhawks? It's a complete pain watching games that start at 9, but these games have been super-physical and just fun to watch.
Hawks tied game one on a Seabrook goal with like 14 seconds to go in regulation, but lost in overtime.
Last night it was Patrick Sharp tying the game up at 3-3 with 5 SECONDS remaining in overtime, and Bryan Bickell scores the winning goal in overtime.
Hawks 4, Phoenix Coyotes 3.
Also, Phoenix goalie Mike Smith did something I thought was impossible in pro hockey.
He was...a sissy.
He skates behind the net to get the puck and young Andrew Shaw skates back there and hits him.
In slow mo you can see Smith's head whip around, he throws his gloves off in different directions and falls to the ice convulsing for an entire commercial break.
Then... he stays in the game while Shaw gets a 5 minute major and an ejection.
You ever see a soccer player get kicked in the leg and then GRAB IT IN PAIN AND ROLL AROUND FOR 10 MINUTES LIKE HIS LEG IS BROKEN, and then he pops up like nothin' happened?
That's what this was like.