Well that was certainly a switch.
It seems like it's ALWAYS Yadiar Molina with the bat-heroics in a Cubs/Cardinals game.
How spectacularly awesome was it to have our own Welington Castillo turn on the fastball and win the game for the Cubs for a change?
He creamed it and the Cubs win 6-3 in an 11 inning game.
Sure I felt ill for Jeff Samardzija as he watched yet another chance at a win go out the window with a bullpen hack job, but man...a win over the Cardinals in extra innings in St. Louis trumps any bad feelings I had.
I'm in Los Angeles shooting some commercials.
And we were in some park set up literally 100 yards from this gigantic tower of satellite dishes and radar stuff, and yet could not get a G3 signal good enough to follow.
But I got a smart assed text from Cardinal Fan Dickie in St. Louis early in the game, and I asked him to keep me updated on the game with texts.
My favorite ones were these, and they're in sequence:
"F*cking matheny doesn't pinch hit for rosenthal w winning run @ 2nd in the 10th. Idiot."
"I know... he never strikes out."
"Cubs win 6-3. I'm gonna take a handful of these blue and yellow pills and go to bed."
Well, Cubs win and the shoot was fantastic which was really good because man, I had one of those mornings from hell that included having to kill a giant roach that was in my backpack because I'd left my backpack open and on the ground in a gross part of L.A. on the shoot the day before and all my nerve endings were shot from the bad adrenaline that came from the shock of the bug JUST LOOK AT THAT THING
and now I'm late and I'm hauling ass and I have a bag with extra shorts in it in case it gets too hot out and I know my key card is in the pocket of the shorts so I don't reach into the bag to get out the shorts to put the keycard in my pocket and I run out of the room and realize I forgot the bag with the shorts so I turn around and I'M A TOTAL IDIOT because now I'm locked out so I go to the front desk to get another keycard right in front of the people who are waiting for me because I'm late and I have to sheepishly wave at them while they give me dirty looks, run back up to the room and grab the bag with the shorts so now I'm carrying my backpack and bag with shorts and I need the wirey plug-in thing for my iPhone which only has 8% power because I need the map on the phone for directions to the location so by the time I get out to the car I've also pulled the wirey plug-in thing out and now have to pull out my wallet to tip the car guy who has politely opened the trunk which is where I put my backpack and bag with shorts and then slam the trunk on the wirey plug-in thing and while it's not cut in half it doesn't work when I plug it in but with the printed out map we find the exit and I was supposed to turn left at the top of this hill but missed it and was forced to go back on the highway and find the next exit to turn around and go back.
It was a nightmare.
Anyway, it's another day and we're back to my favorite rivalry in all of sports, the Cubs vs the Cardinals.