I was in heaven last night with the Hawks v Blues game on the tv and the Cubs v Rockies on my phone.
When the Hawks were up 2 - zip, I got a text from Hawks/Cubs fan and buddy Flynn who was tending bar in St. Louis that just said, "Everybody hates me."
And Carlos Villanueva was looking good on the mound.
Everything was awesome and then some Blue fell on Patrick Kane.
The announcers just followed the puck's action while Kane stayed on all fours, and I wanted to hurl.
The replay looked like a football injury where somebody falls on a qb's leg and wham, hello hospital.
I heard 3 weeks on the radio this morning, and that's a long time.
It was also Head Coach Joel Quenneville's 700th victory, a biggie coming over the 1st place Blues who have a 6 point lead over the 2nd place Hawks.
So, just a shame because that should have been just one big celebration.
Instead, it's people talking about having to "step up".
And yeah, the Cubs lost and Villanueva gave up the 3-run bomb, but he also struck out 8 and walked 1 over 4 innings, and that's all good.
You wish, for Villanueva's sake, that the Cubs were poised to make a run because he's really a valuable guy and it would be nice if his efforts really meant something. (I hate the term "swing man" because it sounds so not flattering and a good one is just really rare.)
Also, Mike Olt.
He's had the bad shoulder so he's been playing first, but today at 3:05 he'll make his first start at 3rd.
Fingers crossed that goes well...