Went with Sutter.
What an emotional, sad, magical and uplifting evening at Wrigley Field.
The horrible news we all got in the morning about Jose Fernandez... pretty somber opening.
Then baseball started.
Fowler was loosening up.
It was oddly quiet early in the game.
Lester seemed to take a long time in the top of the first, and there was a sort of lack of electricity, you know?
But eventually, we'd see David Ross hit his monster homer WAAAY BACK into the bleachers.
THE CROWD WENT TO ELEVEN.
So awesome, standing ovation, super loud, and a curtain call.
(Not gonna take any credit for David Ross' homer. Just sayin'..)
Later, with Ben Zobrist on 2nd, Addison Russell hit a liner down the left field line.
Zobrist rounds 3rd and... the ump calls it foul.
Here's what it looked like on the big screen replay:
What is it with umps not being able to see the freaking chalk blow up in the air like that?
September 2nd, to be exact, when the Cubs played the Cardinals in a super-important double header.
They had already won the first game, and then this happened:
Obviously, no instant replay back then, and I'm still furious about that call, Justin Klemm.
So the cameras overturn the call, Zobrist is allowed to score and now it's 2-0 Cubs.
Lester, he really hit his stride and was mowing them down so we were all saying hey man what the hell? when Joe Maddon walked out to the mound to take him out in the 7th.
They're millin' around on the mound and...
Ahhh, joke's on us because Maddon took out Ross so we could all clap again.
Goose-bumpy, and that's when I also got the shot at the top of the page.
The Cards eventually scored and one single, miserable, all alone Cardinal fan a couple rows in front of me stood up and said: "yeaaaah".
Otherwise, nobody believed the Cards were gonna do anything on this night.
Then, the Cubs would load the bases and, with Willson Contreras up, score once again when he hit a ball to right that looked like it was gonna get by Piscotty. But he got it on a nutty bounce and threw to first where Contreras had run past. Zobrist had already scored but... someone was gonna get thrown out because they were all off the bag and it turned out to be Addison Russell at the plate.
Oh well, it was 3-1 when the last strike of the regular season at Wrigley was called.
Now the number is 99.
99 RBIs for Kris Bryant.
Oh how sweet it would be for him to get RBI #100 in W #100.
Tonight at 6:05 in Pittsburgh with Kyle Hendricks.