Despite everything, I thought instead of the 100th Birthday of Wrigley Field that just maaaaaaaybe it might be the First Day of the Next Hundred Years.
But it turned out to be business as usual.
The oldest joke in the world.
A pie in the face.
A horse walks in a bar.
Lucy holds the football for Tom Ricketts.
Honestly, I really REALLY don't care about anything going on with Wrigley's "birthday".
If you looked at Vine Line the last couple years, all I ever got to do was stuff about the park, or the food, or anything but the actual game of baseball.
And I'm just tired of it.
You can't be mad at me.
I love Wrigley, I love going to games, I love everything about the place.
But really, the 100 year anniversary that mattered happened in 2008.
This "Party of the Century" DID attract a ton of attention, as I'm sure Tom's marketing team planned it would.
Unfortunately, the Cubs couldn't help but be the Cubs.
I mean, would it KILL you to just once not do that?
I can't even describe - a lead in the 9th, an error, walks, cheap stupid hits, a pop fly, an injury, gagging up the tying run and then... the chicken crossed the road.
Come ON, man.
That's so banana peel.
Jeff Samardzija is 0-2 with a 1.53 ERA.
How many bullpens does it take to screw in a lightbulb?
What's black and white and read all over?
The sports page, and for the billionth time it says "Cubs Lose".
I hope this post didn't sound bitter.
As the top of the 9th unfolded on Emily's radio in my office, even I laughed knowing what was about to happen.
But one of these years coming up, they'll figure out a way to have some other team be that particular punchline.
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