Despite the Samardzija blown game the other day, the Cubs are actually about as hot as they've been all year winning 4 of their last 5, and shockingly have only scored one less run than the Cardinals so far (179 to 180).
They beat San Diego 5-1 last night which is always nice since every time I see a Padre the room falls away and it's suddenly October '84 and I hate Steve Garvey all over again.
Anthony Rizzo hit one out, Jake Arietta went 6 with Carlos Villanueva going the rest of the way so the tired bullpen could rest, and Darwin Barney got a hit and raised his OPS to .500.
But far and away the most amazing thing about watching the game last night was a promo for the upcoming Cubs/Giants series when the voice over said (this is very close): SEE MIKE OLT AND THE CUBS TAKE ON BUSTER POSEY AND THE GIANTS IN THE BATTLE BY THE BAY.
Mike Olt vs Buster Posey?
I love Mike Olt, but... man.
Okay so I put my tomatoes in the ground about a week and a half ago, did the painting and kept meaning to put it up because having your own tomatoes is a hugely important part of any summer.
I gave up trying anything big (like the Beefsteak) because they take too long to start producing.
I'm all grape and cherry nowadays so I can make my favorite pasta with my own grown stuff later in the summer.
Yes it's Memorial Day weekend and only one Cub game is on during the day which would be Sunday at 3:10. So go get some plants and dig some holes and make a garden and drink some beer and listen to the Cubs like an American.
Try this one:
HOP NOSH IPA from Salt Lake City.
Now say "Schierholtz"
I don't know why, but it freaks me out sometimes when a word with 2 syllables takes more letters to spell than one with 4 syllables.