It was a travel day for me, so I missed most of an INCREDIBLE day of Chicago Sports.
First, the Blackhawks did what I thought they would do and knocked out the Blues.
Seriously, couldn't have been much to look forward to if you were a Blue coming to Chicago for the win-or-go-home game.
Seabrook was back, and was kind of huge especially early.
But Duncan Keith.
That guy plays more minutes than anyone.
I wish they'd figure out a way to give him a little more rest, actually.
But it's the playoffs and he was a God.
The immediate headlines after the game were about the Hawks winning and then a bunch of bad ones about Blue's goalie Ryan Miller.
Why is it always the goalie's fault?
I'm still a pretty new hockey fan, but I don't get that.
What's wrong with a simple...overall, the Hawks just smoked 'em?
Next, the Cubs.
This is perhaps the most shocking thing I've seen regarding the Chicago Cubs in 2014:
ARE YOU KIDDING ME?
There is a pitcher on the Cubs who is one of the league leaders in wins?
Do you know how many things are.. not logical about that?
There is a captain of the Titanic who is one of the ocean's best at avoiding icebergs.
There is a turkey at Thanksgiving who...
You get what I mean.
Anyway, incredible starting pitching from Jason Hammel.
The leftover pitcher the Cubs picked up when Masahiro Tanaka went to the Yanks.
The guy who was the 2013 opening day starter for the Orioles.
The guy who we all think is this year's Scott Feldman (with the same 1-year, $6 mil contract).
He 3-hit the Brewers (3rd best in NL OPS) thru seven and the Cubs shut 'em out 4 zip.
Pedro Strop (came to the Cubs as part of the Feldman trade) allowed nothing in the 8th, and Hector Rondon struck out all 3 in the 9th.
Plus Starlin Castro with the pair of homers.
That's alot of cool stuff, Chicago.
And tonight it's Hammel's opposite in the win column, Jeff Samardzija, pitching against the Reds.
Sure would be nice if the team could figure out how to score some runs with him on the mound...