I was theeeees close to heading down to anyplace on Clark close to Wrigley just to soak it up.
Instead I watched, the Cubs lost, I woke up at 3 and checked my At Bat app to see the Cardinals had lost to the Giants 2-6.
Didn't wake anybody up.
Did a little "yessss" and went back to sleep.
Such a drag losing to the Brewers, but whatever.
Mike Montgomery went 6 and gave up 3, still above expectation for him.
Justin Grimm seemed to feel pressure and coughed up the winning runs, but lots of guys were sort of skittish.
Addison Russell with a couple throwing errors, and Willson Contreras pinch hit but did not look comfy at the plate...
But these are still kids and, you know... get those jitters out the way now.
Jorge Soler smacked the bejeezus out of a Jimmy Nelson pitch for a glorious home run.
Soler... you know that guy has as many homers as Buster Posey or David Freese in half the at-bats.
He's got 54 hits and 12 of 'em went out the park.
And Jason Heyward had 2 doubles.
But I love that guy, his D is insane and inch by inch he'll bring the bat around.
So... we were robbed of watching that clubhouse celebration but it's now a done deal:
The Chicago Cubs are
the NL Central Champs!!!
First time since... well never mind I don't really like remembering that year.
Lets just say they clinched for the first time in the Theo Era, or Joe Era.
My wife bought me one of those really horribly-patterned Hawaiian-style Cubs shirts, but I don't care about horrible - it's awesome and will get plenty of wear over the next couple weeks.
It's kind of a Ditka sweater for the summer.
Okay it's a Friday 1:20, the greatest time for a ballgame, with John Lackey on the mound.
And... maybe they'll pop champagne today anyway.
Hey I just saw the latest Cubs commercial.
THAT'S MY OFFICE IN BETWEEN THE U AND B ON THE AON CENTER!