(Those of you who subscribe - I had to throw out that last post and put this up because it's just more relevant. So forgive me and forget that last post.)
I was working of course, didn't get to see it live, but how WEIRD!
Matt Sczcur's up to bat, swings at a strike 3 in the dirt in front of the plate, but Yadier Molina doesn't catch it the ball.
Instead, it bounces up into his chest protector and... sticks there.
Sczcur takes off for first, Molina is frantically searching on the ground for the ball, and by the time he realizes it... Sczcur is safe.
I'm pretty sure that's NEVER happened in any baseball game ever before.
The film is ridiculous.
They should have right there checked his chest protector.
Because without the help of a sticky substance, that... breaks the laws of physics.
(And yes Bud, it does remind one of a certain former Cub right fielder and his corked bat).
Somebody should go back in time and watch Molina's hands during any games in the past and post that video.
On the other hand, maybe it's a thing that's been around for a hundred years and everybody does it and... at least I never knew.
Anyway, pretty funny AND... The World Champion Chicago Cubs start off the season by taking 2 of 3 from the Cards in St. Louis.
I left my seat and just did a little dance.
Because that's just SO AWESOME!
Going back on all my history with this rivalry including most of the years when the Cubs sucked, literally every announcer - Harry and Steve, Len and Bob, Pat and Ron, Pat and Zonk, Pat and Ron, Len and JD... they all talked about this rivalry the same way: "ANYTHING can happen with these two teams."
And generally that's true.
But this year?
I kinda feel like what just happened in St. Louis is what is supposed to happen in St. Louis.
The Cubs are just plain good.
At some point in any game, the Cub bats are going to strike.
Murderer's Row, The Big Blue Machine... there's going to be some kinda nickname that will live in history before this group is finished.