You know I'm slammed or I woulda posted something during this important series against the Dog Ass Mets.
Today was a day game, and like me I'm sure that many of you weren't able to watch it live.
But there I am, about to run to a meeting when my little At Bat app sends me an alert.
Jason Heyward apparently threw some fool out at the plate.
I click on it.
Even on my little phone screen, it's one of the most gorgeous throws I've ever seen.
Noise comes out my mouth without me realizing it.
People are concerned.
Is everything okay?
Look, I say.
Look at the goose bumps on my forearm.
What's wrong? I hear.
Did something bad happen?
Look at this throw.
I hold up my phone, some people know nothing about baseball but now they understand.
Why I'm all jelly and goofy.
He threw that thing 99 miles per hour says Sean from down the hall.
They measured it.
To me, there is nothing more exciting than the play at the plate.
I don't know why.
Kris Bryant's swing and freak power always amaze.
Anthony Rizzo's overall everything is the overall everything of 2017's Most Valuable Player.
Addison Russell's special effect range at short is something to cherish and marvel at.
A simple catch and tag by Javier Baez is from a skill set no Cub Fan has witnessed on his or her favorite team ever before.
But Jason Heyward firing his cannon from the outfield and nailing someone at home plate not only is a thing of spectacular beauty to the Cub Fan, but is also the ultimate ruination of joy for the fan of the Mets.
Impossibly, he stole a run from them.
Just like he did against the Cardinals earlier this year.
These are two plays that I'll remember forever.
And, the Cubs took 2 of 3 from the New York Dog Assers, and it happened right at the right time, too.
Today it was 6-2, with Rizzo hitting a couple monster homers and young Kyle Hendricks keeping his NL 3rd best ERA right there between Madison Bumgarner and Jacob DeGrom.
It's so weird up here, to look out and see the other good teams try to leap up and over, but still fall back down, looking up.
And I like it.
ps: I snuck out last night. A planned short trip to Wrigley with Sutter. Until my 8:15 deadline when I went back to work.
I'm pretty sure I've never seen live the likes of Jake Arrieta and Noah Syndergaard on the mound against each other.
It's just a freak show at the far side of talent, where you and I aren't allowed.
Look at this awesome pic of Jake Arrieta, sliding like a crazy man.
I am here to tell you HE WAS SAFE!