I was driving back from Minocqua, WI today. Stopped in Janesville to fill up. Felt an itch on my back. Pulled a beetle out of my shirt.
Ahhhh, I love the cabin-by-a-lake life.
Only this time, the internet went out up there.
Storms and stuff.
Couldn't post (sorry), although I could see scores and tried to listen to the At Bat radio on my iPhone.
But the signal just wasn't good enough, became annoying.
I turned to the lake.
Still haven't caught the musky.
I swear, if "he never caught a musky" and "he never saw the Cubs win a World Series" are on my gravestone I'll just die.
Anyway, caught a bunch of these:
I read that Starlin Castro and Bryan LaHair were chosen by the players to be All-Stars.
This was my first reaction:
Now I hear that starting All-Star first baseman Joey Votto might be injured.
Which means LaHair might be starting.
Which is...imagine LaHair a year ago.
Pacific Coast League MVP, set a homer record for that league with 38, but he was 28 years old.
Of course he was thinking he'd surely get his chance in the Bigs, but this?
And...I hate to say stuff like this, but it's the year of starting over.
LaHair could easily be had by another team for the right talent.
But the biggest news while I was gone?
Anthony Rizzo (speaking of impossible).
SO easy to get ahead of ourselves, but I just got done watching the Cubs beat the Braves, and Rizzo hit his 3rd homer - pulled a line shot so hard that had it been lower it would have hit Braves right fielder Jason Heyward in the chest before he knew what happened.
The Cubs win tomorrow and that's their third, um...you know how the baseball teams play each other in little increments?
Like usually it's 3 games in a row, but sometimes it's 2 or 4?
If they win tomorrow they win 3 out of 4 against the Braves.
I forget what that is, but I seem to remember that it's good, and they started doing this when Rizzo got The Call.
When I got up this morning, I walked down to the lake and was thinking about Rizzo.
This is what I saw:
Now, sing "Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh" as if you were in a church choir.