If you read here, you know I've been doing this season-long "Dog Days of Summer" painting, which is actually one little painting for each loss by the Cubs in 2013.
And at the end of the season, I'll figure out how to make it into one big piece.
Here's what last night's looks like up close:
And I did a special one last night for our friend Ryan Braun, who apparently tried to gain favor with all of us by telling other stars of the game that the guy who collected his urine during Braun's first brush with infamy was a Cub fan and an anti-Semite. The hope being that these other players would tell that story to us, and we'd feel bad for Braun.
I looked and saw someone tweeted something like "Braun is a douchebag".
You don't really need alot of originality or creativity for Braun, so here:
Couple more things and I gotta run.
Sandberg gets his first win against the hottest team in baseball, the Dodgers, finally.
And Ryan Dempster.
Why did it take 4 pitches?
While I'm secretly glad he plunked Alex Rodriguez because he's a cheating asswipe, it wasn't the right thing to do.
And it was so obvious that now Dempster and his manager all sound like idiots saying they were just trying to pitch inside.
I'm afraid now that A Rod will gain sympathy.
But the worst thing is my painting.
I have 69 "dog day" paintings and there are 70 losses.
I'm gonna have to go back thru them all and find the one I missed.
And the 70 losses... the Cubs have actually been better than I expected this year.
I've had more entertainment than I thought possible.
Now it's time to start thinking about where they end up in the draft order...