WHAT AN AMAZING WEEKEND OF CUB BASEBALL!
A 4-game sweep of the Milwaukee Brewers?
I'm making breakfast this morning and don't notice the vibration in my pocket letting me know I have a text.
I just... make breakfast.
Sometime after, I look at my phone and... what's this?
A text that reads, "We've got an extra. Can you come to Wrigley?"
From Cub Buddies Sutter and Don.
Met them at Lucky Dorr, which is sort of part of the Cubs Store building.
It's like a little garage with craft beers on tap.
Had a lager, tasted like Bud.
Went inside and just as we got to our seats, it was ball four from Tyler Chatwood to start the game.
Lorenzo Cain jogs to first.
Yuck a rama, but shortly after there's a gorgeous inning ending double play.
We sat there for a couple innings and then decided to move to a better seat - lots of empties.
Moved up high right behind home plate - seats were gorgeous.
But I really started to notice this:
It was so beautiful on the field, but if you were in the shade like we were, it was freaking freezing.
Sutter even had gloves that I scoffed at earlier.
I never learn.
Oh well, like I said Chatwood scores Russell who'd just hit a triple and...
Nobody knew then but no other runs were necessary since Chatwood was brilliant through 7, and then Carl Edwards Jr and Brandon Morrow finished it off.
Cubs 2 Brewers nothin'.
A third shut out of the Brewers in a 4-game series.
Someone tell me that's a record of some kind.
Ryan Braun was a non-factor unless you count making all my Cub Fan Neighbors at Wrigley loudly boo their dislike of the man each time he came up.
He's so good at that!
Somewhere in the middle there I was able to text a pic of the scoreboard to Dickie the Cardinal Fan (it didn't move like this fancy gif, but you get the idea).
Those goose eggs would continue for the rest of the game for the Cardinals, who lost to the Pirates 0-5.
They also fell from first place in the morning to third this afternoon.
Behind our favorite team, the Chicago Cubs.
They were so giddy at Wrigley that a nice woman at the exit handed me a little book of coupons so I could rush over to the Jewel and buy some Cubs Blueberry Waffles for a buck off!
If you didn't notice, the offer is good through 2018!
I might save this thing and have some celebratory waffles late October-ish.
Anyway, fantastic day/fantastic weekend/fantastic series.
Rockies next, and may the Cubs just keep this pitching thing going.