Thursday, August 28, 2008

Chasing October

This team never ceases to amaze me. I was out grocery shopping, so I missed the first hour of the game. On the way home, I listened in the car to find the Cubs down by 1.

Once home, I had things to do. I jumped in the shower and when I got out, I was almost hit with the bathroom door, by my excited son who let me know it was now tied 1-1.

A bit later, while I was tending to some things on the computer, he told me that it was now 3-1, Phillies. He came back seconds later; 4-1.

So I checked online to see us in the top of the 8th, still losing by 3 runs. I checked back a few minutes later and saw that we now were only down 4-2. I was surprised my sports announcer did not tell me this latest development, and I went into his room to find him peacefully snoring with the TV still on.

Bottom of the 8th, 4-2 and we've got 1 man on. Next thing I know, we've got 2 men on. Then the bags are all loaded and my main-squeeze, Aramis Ramirez is up. With no outs!

And what does he do? That's right .... clears the bases with a clutch go-ahead grand slam.

6-4 Cubs, which is the final score of the game.

This brings us that much closer to October.


Anonymous said...

yur main squeeze???
how'd I get bumped off the top spot???

Melissa said...

Ugh! You guys have some serious baseball fever over there, huh?

Melisa said...

Melissa: Over here, too! :)

Rat In A Cage said...

I saw the highlights from that game - crazy & what a fantastic win. Congratulations.