For the second time in two nights, we got to see something completely unexpected!
Like a unicorn, or Theo Epstein in a Starbucks.
First the J Hey Comeback-Jack, and then even more out there... a no hitter from Alec Mills.
I'll be honest.
I had stuff to do, plus the Bears came on first.
I'm new to streaming, and on Hulu it takes me about 5 minutes to switch from the Bears game to the Cubs game.
Pain in the ass.
So I watch the Bears first half.
Switch to see the Cubs score 5 in the 4th, and I'm thinking hey, this game is in the bag.
So I switch back to the Bears and now I'm doing this other project while half watching.
The Bears have the improbable and even exciting finish (and the Lions end up handing the W to the Bears).
I switch to the Cubs but now I'm really concentrating on the project and then I gotta get ready for a socially distanced BBQ.
I go take a shower, get out and I've got 5 texts that all say ambiguous things like "FANTASTIC!", "IMPOSSIBLE", "WOW"...
I think they're all talking about the Bears comeback.
It's not til we're driving that I hear Mills tossed the no no.
Okay so I'm a dolt, but we all know that.
And by now you also know Mills's crazy story to even get to the bigs, and then... history.
Baseball is so cool, isn't it?
You do not need to be freakishly big or tall or fast or anything, you just have to be good at baseball.
I LOVE that he got to be quoted saying, "I'm just proud to be that person that can tell you to never give up. Never stop playing. Never let people tell you what you can and can't do and just keep persevering."
Yeah that's kinda corny and you've heard it before, but coming from him it's TOTALLY moving.
Even the NY Times writes about it.
Mills is Player of the Week.
Fairy Tale stuff.
And if you just think a little bit about where this season could possibly go... he may have opportunities that you can't say out loud.
Okay the Cub bats have their work cut out for them vs Cleveland pitching.
But it's Yu-sday Night Baseball tomorrow at Wrigley @ 7:15, so the Cleveland bats have a bit of a problem as well.
Meanwhile, the Cardinals have like 15 games in 4 days or something.