Well yeah, the Cubs ended up losing and getting swept, but that was an oddly satisfying game to watch.
Dale Sveum bat Brett Jackson 2nd, which was also odd, but anyway...with Jackson, Anthony Rizzo, Wellington Castillo, Starlin Castro and Darwin Barney (Josh Vitters will play soon, too) on the field all at the same time you sort of got to see what this new Cubs hullaballoo might be about.
The lead changed or tied 8 times, which gave the game an excitement you haven't seen in awhile and showed that the kids have given the Cubs some new kind of life.
I was watching at the Windsor over on Milwaukee with my buddy Brad and despite all the coolness, when we saw Carlos Marmol warming up we both decided to leave immediately.
There was a freshness to this game, and neither of us wanted to re-visit a same old story ending, which I guess happened with Shawn Camp on the mound anyway.
So...something to look forward to!
It'll completely crack me up if these kids get hot and the Cubs end up drafting way later than 1st.
I mean, these kids, they're not exactly strangers, right?
Oh wait, the pitching.
Forgot about that.