Well sure, the Phillies are awful.
But also the Cubs are just... really good.
When is the last time you had this much fun watching baseball?
Yesterday afternoon, Jake Arrieta had another dominant performance and won game #19.
Not being jinxy but I expect he'll get 20 wins.
Then game 2 comes, and it begins with Kyle Schwarber hitting the first pitch he sees off Alec Asher into the bleachers.
Like 450 feet up there.
Then in the second inning, he does the same thing with the 2nd pitch he sees from Asher.
It was the greatest thing.
He hits it, camera cuts and we see it go out, Len makes the call but also laughingly says, "Did you see Shwarber?"
No we hadn't yet, but then we got to see all the angles of him running around first (I think he didn't think it was going out), wiping out, attempting to call himself safe while on his stomach, cut to Rizzo pointing and laughing, cut to Schwarber rounding 3rd and running into the dugout with everybody laughing and high-fiving.
I fell off the couch laughing.
Swear to god, it's moments like that that'll stick with you forever as you watch this team sort of... it's not like watching something being born, it's rather like watching the Big Bang Theory (not the tv show, either).
We all laugh because we've been waiting for this time forEVER, but it's kind of like one minute there was nothing, and now look.
It's the freaking Chicago Cubs and they are open for business like never before.
So they take two from the Phils and go 24 games over .500.
Tonight it'll be Dan Haran, and tomorrow will be a mystery pitcher as the Cubs figure out how to line up Arrieta with the Pirates come Wild Card Day.
One last thing - Kyle Hendricks.
Don't be puttin' that guy on the scrap heap.
He went 6.2 last night and yeah it's the Phillies but he's still just 25 and in his first full year of starting.
And remind me to tell you how I was damn near in one of the 2015 post season commercials for MLB.