Ahhh, that's better.
Getting schwept in Milwaukee would have been pretty awful even in Our Year of Reinvention.
Kind of a nice Cubs team effort day, too.
Jeff Samardzija was a little up in the zone and they pulled him after 5 innings and 91 pitches.
I wouldn't mind if they pulled him around then anyway.
Come September, when he'll be in uncharted territory as far as innings thrown, I wonder if the Cubs might shut him down a little early.
Especially if they're well out of first.
Yeah well anyway, he only gave up 3 hits and 1 run, and with the score tied at 1 Sveum lifted Shark for Speedy Reedy Johnson, who hit one out.
Samardzija was in line for W number FIVE, but Shawn Camp gave up a tying run in the 6 bottom.
The Cubs scored 1,2,and 3 in the 7th, 8th, and 9th, while the Brewers scored zero, zero, and zero off Russell, Wood, and Bowden.
Cubs 8 Brewers 2.
Tonight, it's my Favorite Rivalry of Any Sport: Cubs/Cardinals time in St. Louis with winless Ryan Dempster on the mound.
And... still doing the shark stuff for Samardzija posts.
This John Singleton Copley painting was the image that started my shark fears way back when.
Just look at it.
Imagine being in the water naked on your back with a shark about to eat off your head.
1,000 times worse than Freddy Krueger.
It was in a National Geographic next to a story about a boat that was attacked by a great white shark.
We lived in Hawaii then.
Different times, as far as parenting went.
We were allowed to float around in styrofoam boats, and they'd drift WAAAAAAAY out.
The lifeguards, they'd put up big red flags when they saw a large shark.
And we'd be out there floating and playing and see the flag go up and get all mad: "No WAY! I am NOT going back, man. We're having way too much fun out here."
Then my mom would start running around on the beach, a tiny spec waving out to us, and I knew she'd be mad so we'd paddle back in.
Then I saw this painting and Nat Geo article and uh, began my transformation, eventually turning into a guy living in the middle of the country who talks about sharks all the time.
Lastly, about the 2nd, did you see the replay of the Italian Sausage tripping in the Sausage Race?
And the way Bob Brenly laughed?
Even right now, I can't even type just thinking about it.
Lastly lastly, our Chicago creative leader, Ewan Paterson, moved here from London where he was and still is a huge Manchester City (football/soccer) fan.
Yesterday they won the English league title.
Here's a quote from the paper: "...(Man) City clinched the third league title of it's 132-year history..."
Naturally, he's becoming a Cub Fan here.