No time for words, and I re-did the type on this painting but whatever.
HOW AWESOME DO YOU FEEL?
Or tired, you can admit it.
This game was surreal and dreamlike and filled with 100s of texts that just say, "Oh. My. God." with no explanation of what whoever sent it had just seen.
Really quickly... the 5th inning.
I was trying to listen to Pat and Ron but they were like 15 seconds ahead, so I had sound on and the hoopla that came from the mouths of Ron Darling and Ernie Johnson about Max Scherzer like it was The Most Important Moment of the Season was kind of overkill. The arty wide shot of Max in front of the video board of his mismatched eyes was on waaay too long (did look cool, though).
So it was extra sweet when he started to wilt and the story changed from all their expectations.
All those scratched-out runs with 2 outs... then suddenly Ernie said that Bryant was up and the Cubs had batted around.
People gonna be talking about that inning forever.
But Joe Maddon's moves were all amazing, the video help in this entire series seemed to go the Cubs way, and Wade Davis.
I bet I have 8 texts saying "no way he can go the rest of the way".
Each pitch was the opposite of effortless.
The double play was a gift from heaven.
And when it came all the way down to a full count last strike on Bryce Harper (with the announcers letting us know that Harper's dad said he's made for moments like this), and Davis threw something that curled over the inside of the plate.
What a great pitch.
I was so wrung out I could hardly scream.
Then the Cubs were dancing on the Nationals infield.
So you know, extra innings would have brought the game into Friday the 13th.
Thank Baseball God it didn't because every ghost of my Cub Past woulda woke up and put on a show for me.
It's about 5 hours and fifteen minutes to fly from DC to LA.
I hope they slept a little.
PS: I was gonna put "guts" on this painting last night, but I was too tired. This morning I heard the little Theo clip saying "stones" of Davis.