Okay so first, our Chicago Cubs kicked ASS today.
I'm not googling or anything, but the last time the Cubs scored 14 runs was when?
It probably says in someone's recap, but I'm not looking.
I'm just saying FOURTEEN RUNS?
That's like catching a musky, or eating a pear.
Jeff Samardzija against the Astros.
Goes 7 and gives up 3 runs and NO walks.
And Ryan Sweeney.
Remember Dave Sappelt?
The ex-Red who the Cubs got along with Travis Wood in the Sean Marshall trade with the Reds?
Yeah, well Sappelt sucked, so the Cubs sent him down and brought up Sweeney, who they got from the Red Sox because the Red Sox punted him.
So then David DeJesus gets the shoulder injury and he's out, and now Sweeney is the starting center fielder for the Chicago Cubs.
Again... Ryan Sweeney, starting center fielder for the Chicago Cubs.
Try remembering that even... oh... 2 years from now.
Anyway, Sweeney goes 3 for 5 with 2 doubles and a homer and knocks in 6.
His biggest day ever, and thank God because otherwise I might be writing about the Cubs dropping 2 of 3 against the Astros, right?
Cubs 14 Astros 6.
So a FABULOUS Sunday of Cubs baseball.
Tomorrow night the Chicago Blackhawks can win the Stanley Cup.
If you're a sports fan at all, you have to watch.
In about '94-'95, Greg Maddux is pitching for the Braves towards the end of his Cy Young years..
And I didn't.
And I've been eating it ever since.
So... I don't know that the Hawks are one of the best ever, but they're the best now and these guys are young and just might be poised to be the best for years to come.
You have to watch.
EDIT: My Cousin Gurke texted me the following photo with the caption "CATrick Kane".