I listened to the BP Wrigleyville podcast this morning.
Those guys are smart and entertaining.
I watched the game last night, just like you, and I was aware that Anthony Rizzo had some awesome at bats including the double and 2 walks.
I read the box scores too, but it took the podcast to point out to me that Indian pitching threw 32 pitches to Anthony Rizzo.
That's more impressive than watching him... can you imagine getting anywhere NEAR his way when he's hauling ass around the bases?
Another thing about last night... Dexter Fowler got a hit in the 7th, but he's obviously a little cold, right?
The Cubs still score 5.
Small ball 5.
8 walks 5.
I wish I had more time, but I don't.
2 hits, 2 RBIs, a walk and a run scored.
But I'm still so in shock he's even on the field.
Remember Adam Greenberg?
Got hit in the head during his first at-bat, never came back.
But he eventually went to the Marlins, and they did a thing where he got to bat in a game.
I saw that play live visiting my parents in AZ.
It was horrible.
Smack in the head. He sits up, eyes wide and wobbly.
Same with Schwarber - we all saw the wreck with Fowler.
No WAY he's coming back this year.
Then I thought, well if he can just get an Adam Greenberg-type at bat in the World Series, all will be good in the rest of the world, too.
What we're seeing?
It's like he walked out of a wheat field in gorgeous golden light carrying a bat with "Wonderboy" written on it - the one created out of a tree struck by lightning.
Only he looks WAY more like a thumper baseball player than Robert Redford.
It's just so impossible.
I have Schwarber Goosebumps all the time.
I couldn't believe he was no-hitting them for so long.
Awesome job while being so kind of not in control.
Lastly lastly, I owe you a painting of Mike Montgomery.
Because HE'S a whole other major story.
And oh yeah.
The Chicago Cubs won a World Series game for the first time since Stan Hack played third base.
Greatest Summer Ever.