NLDS Game 1 Review

My God. 

I don’t even know where to begin.  I became increasingly nervous about this game throughout the day.  The last few days have been exciting.  A successful regular season behind us and nothing but potential bliss ahead.  I listened to WSCR 670AM out of Chicago and within hours had chiseled down my fingernails and had a heavy feeling in my stomach.  Celebrating the regular season was over and the post season was about to begin.  Suddenly to me, the Cubs pitching didn’t look quite so great.  I was hearing all of these ridiculous stats about Derek Lowe, Manny Ramirez and the Dodgers in their last 50 or so games.  Wait, this isn’t the team in the playoffs with the worst record.  This is a team that has put something together and surged.  They are hot and everyone knows those teams are the dangerous ones in the playoffs.

So we had an Ivy Envy and friends gathering at the Backyard Pub and Grill.  I think we ended up with 30 or so people coming over.  We were pleased to host Dispatch/Argus Cubs Blogger Matt Veto. Check out his blog, Veto Power. It was a good time but Continue reading

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The Phrase, Part II

Apparently, I was not the only person with this concept on my mind today.  On my way home from work, I was listening to The Score, WSCR 670AM and Terry Boers and Dan Bernstein were discussing this very same issue.  Continue reading

Jacque Jones and His Arm

I decided to flip over to ESPN tonight to watch a little of the Angels game.  The first play I see is a base hit to left field by the Angels.  They had a runner on 2nd base and good old Jacque Jones grabs the ball on the run for a play at the plate.    Continue reading