(some language in this post. You're warnted)
There's a big fat elephant in the room.
Can't not pay attention to it.
My wife and I went to the early showing of Jordan Peele's "Us".
Got in the car about 8 (long movie).
Oddly, the game's been on for an hour, but it's just... the bottom of the 2nd?
Pat is saying the Cubs are up by 3 but Darvish has already walked 3.
At home, turned the game on.
Probably like you, I've got about 5 people I regularly text during games.
This was my text:
There were a couple ways that Yu could have started off the season, depending on how much gray area you prefer.
But if you go black and white, this was about as bad as it could have been.
I also thought hell, it's okay - if the Cubs win then no harm no foul.
Then Carl Edwards came in. Stunk the joint up.
These are 2 guys the Cubs absolutely need to be better than just good this year.
I just close my eyes, shake my head and say oh my god...
Oh well, there was also plenty of good.
Waaay back in 2015, when this group of baby bats were just assembling, we were able to imagine a future Murderer's Row.
A Big Red Machine, only Blue.
And one of those guys was Kyle Schwarber.
Did you see that blast to center last night?
I can't remember if it was JD or Len, but one of 'em said they thought he was going to have a monster season.
Thus the gif.
And then later, Schwarber lays the brilliant beat-the-shift bunt that bounced off 3rd.
Overall the bats look fantastic, and you have to think that on any normally-pitched evening WHERE THE CUBS DON'T WALK TWELVE FREAKING BATTERS, six runs will be enough for a W.
There's plenty to be optimistic about and while I tend to be that way a lot, this is one of those games that can't happen this year.
Doesn't matter who's on the "Injured List" (that's the new DL), doesn't matter what pitchers are available.
I mean, sure the Cubs can lose a game here and there - that's baseball.
But they can NOT let them slip away.
Cole Hamels vs ex Card Lance Lynn this afternoon at 3:05.
Be nice to win this first series before getting on a plant to Atlanta.