Man, if you were a Cub Fan unlucky enough to stay up til the end of last night's Cubs v Giants game, the joke was on you.
Cub bats suddenly woke up in the 9th only to fall one run short of tying the game.
But don't feel all alone if you watched, because Toolittle and Toolate have shown up at numerous Cub games this season.
It's like there's some Cub aversion to scoring off whoever the starting pitcher is, last night's being Madison Bumgarner.
Who no-runned the Cubs for 7 innings.
And what may be the biggest Cub winning streak of 2012 came to a not-unexpected end.
Cubs 3 Giants 4.
Lotsa drama going on with Hawk Harrelson and his umpire-hatin' ways.
He had to have a scolding from the Commish even!
You know I'm no fan of Harrelson, but it's got nothing to do with this last umpire bashing.
I just think he's annoying and horrible.
But I've heard Bob Brenly call out an ump, even this year.
And when he did it I thought, "You're right, that umpire sucks."
I totally hate the prospect of cameras and replays making all the calls in my favorite game - I've always thought that a bad call now and then is part of the stuff that happens in a ballgame.
But if I were in charge of the World Umpire's Association or whatever the ump's organization is called, I would cease with the behind-closed-doors policy.
I'd make the grading of umpires public, like regular baseball stats, and guys who continually stink would get tossed and replaced by new ones.
Simple as that.
You'd think that just as a matter of self-preservation, the head umpire guy would figure out that the future is bleak for their whole industry unless they put out a better product.
The automobile industry had to figure that out.
Hell man, EVERY industry is having to figure that out.
Plus, I can't stand not really having a leg to stand on when I argue with someone who wants cameras to make every call.
Because umpires have been sort of awful for awhile now.
What else is awful?
This story involving Aroldis Chapman's girlfriend or whatever she is.
Face eating cannibals.
But here was something way better:
My agency, DDB, had afternoon performances in the lobby by Langhorne Slim
And the fabulously talented Meiko, who was also pretty and pretty funny in addition to being awesome.
Okay so that links to a pretty girlie song, but still...kinda cool, right!