When San Francisco pitcher Matt Cain hit that long fly ball to left and Alfonso Soriano went back towards the ivy I thought well, he'll probably drop it.
But he didn't.
And he crashed into the hidden brick wall fairly hard - not like a Sam Fuld or anything, but still.
A pretty awesome catch.
Remember when he used to treat the wall like it was made of kryptonite, or there was a force field around it or something?
He's really worked at it and I gotta say he's gotten so much better.
Of course I still wish he'd have conquered his fear of San Francisco and agreed to that rumored trade, but as Lou Piniella would say, "What can you do?"
So, the Cubs lost.
82 Ls and counting.
But for live radio entertainment while coaxing 14 pounds of pork shoulder up to 160 degrees on the smoker, not a horrible afternoon.
I heard later on some show that Alfonso is the only starting left fielder without an error, and that his range isn't Ryan Braunish, but better than admitted steroid taking 2012 All Star MVP Melky Cabrera.
He also hit another homer, his 25th.
He's done that 9 times.
It's so sad that his freaking god-awful contract has made him sort of... oh I don't know. If it wasn't for that contract and he was playing for a more reasonable amount of time and money, he'd probably be way higher on the Favorite Cub meter.
I hope you're all having a wonderful Labor Day weekend.
Last night the Cubs had to get on a plane and fly to Washington, where Jeff Samardzija will take the mound against Ross Detwiler.
Say this out loud: The Washington Nats have more wins than the Yankees. More than the Phillies, the Tigers, and the Texas Rangers.
That's even weirder than Alfonso catching that ball, man.