I turn on the TV when I get home from work in Cali and it’s 7-1 in the 4th inning, Cubs are DOWN! And literally before I can even try to figure out what happened, Jim Edmonds gets up there and hello he hits a 3 run homer to make it 7-4.
Now it’s bottom of the 8th inning and now it’s 7-5…omg the Cubs are just amazing…AMAZING.
Ok not so amazing….they loaded the bases in the bottom of the 9th with no outs and Sherrill just drilled us, struck out Cedano, Fukedome & Blanco…1-2-3. BOO!
There’s always tomorrow…
Well well well….that time is coming, and I thought I’d get a head start since I will physically be at the series and not be able to blog until I’m safely back in LA recovering from a drunk-filled weekend with a bunch of Chicagoans. How long has it been since the Cubs and the Sox played each other at Wrigley when they were both leading their divisions? I have no idea, nor do I have the time to do the research to get the answer….
I must say I can feel my thirst increasing for a tasty beer at Wrigley and am preparing myself for the festivities to come this weekend. I love going home, and Wrigley is so my second home, can’t WAIT…
Ok so it took me a few days after the cross town series to even write anything. That’s what happens when you are physically at the series. And I have to tell you….game 1. BRILLIANT..BRILLIANT. Walk off home run…are you kidding me?! It’s brilliant. It’s the best ever. And I will say that the Sox fans didn’t seem bitter, but let’s be honest….no one really even REMEMBERS that they won it all do they? I don’t think anyone cares.
I KNEW THEY WERE GOING TO SWEEP!
Ah yes, the last series before the cross town rivalry. Unfortunately I don’t get home from work until about half way into the game (darn it being on the west coast!). Ted Lilly is the bomb, let’s hope he does his job tonight. Stay tuned….
Ok just a few comments because really do I need to say anything else?
- Soto rules hitting the 3 run homer to make it 10 – 5 in the bottom of the 8th the first game.
- I will not be calling Dempster the Dumpster for awhile after his pitching performance in the second game.
- Soriano…UGH, out for 6 weeks, but for ONCE, one player doesn’t make the Cubs, the team does this year and I think they can hold it together while he is gone.
- Um you know it’s a good day when we sweep and do it by going into extra innings. See ya Atlanta.
Ahhhhh Cubs 43 – 24 record. It’s just so beautiful.
Ok so after I posted the “Cubs @ Dodgers series,” I received a ton of posts that basically bash anything and everything Chicago Cubs.
If you have any negative things to say about Cubs fans, the Cubs, Wrigley or whatever feel free to post here. I was going to respond to the numerous backlash I received on that post and decided that, while I disagree with ALL OF YOU, you probably deserve your own entry on my blog.
First of all, the fact that you take so much time and effort to post something negative shows me that you are bitter and jealous. I don’t like many teams, but my care factor is about a zero on posting anything about them on my blog or anyone else’s. You know why? Because the more attention you pay to a team just proves that they are huge and have a big following.
As for posting the entry that some people are sick of hearing the Cubs fans say “this is the year,” oh have a heart. In a crappy economy it’s nice to be passionate about something. Who cares if it’s not the year, or who cares if we say it every year. Every year we have some glimmering hope, and while the Cubs have even let me down like a constant cheating boyfriend, I still believe, because when they do win it all, I can say I always believed.
And as for those of you who say it will never happen, no way could you be a true baseball fan, and the team you favor should be ashamed of you for that matter. When the Boston Red Sox destroyed their curse and won it all I was happy for them. You know why? It makes GREAT BASEBALL!
And another last (but good) point for you Cubs haters (and I can feel your nostrils flaring as you read this and you are ready to lash back). You should want us to win. WHY? Because then maybe we’ll shut up for awhile. Ever think of that?
Don’t be such a hater, it’s a wasted emotion. Besides, the more you hate, the more we love love love our Cubbies. And believe me when I say that when they go all the way, it will be one of the BIGGEST moments in sports history.
Ok, now you can post all of your negative comments. GO CUBS and thank you for reading!
Ok so we go into this series having won 9 out of 10 games, 9 of them in a row, the last one a loss to San Diego 2-1. I’m not going to lie, I still call Dempster the Dumpster and I think he’s starting tonight. It’s ok because EVERYBODY in this town is Laker-crazed and has zero care factor about MLB. I guess I understand, but giving the NBA two seconds of my time I will say that I can’t stand Kobe….no athlete ever lost endorsements like he did. Jordan never had that happen. Ok that was my two seconds.
Cubs vs. Dodgers in 2 hours…stay tuned!
O M G….4 grey goose pears and sodas later and the Cubs win…THANK YOU KERRY! Seriously…I HATE the stupid *** LA commentators ugh. So annoying. Go Cubs what is UP 39-22~!!
LOVE IT. I know I KNOW. It’s only 1/3 the way through the season, but what EVER. Dude. It’s OUR YEAR. I’m sorry…wait, no I’m NOT. It’s OUR YEAR. We deserve it. I love the Cubs. How can you NOT?
Yay…going to game tomorrow night at Dodger stadium, not driving so going to cheer and get wasted. I seriously would marry the Cubs if I could. ALL OF THEM. Ha ha.
Is it wrong that I feel like my family is in town because the Cubs are in LA? I can’t wait to go to the game tonight. I hear Dodger stadium is GHETTO. Ha ha. Gross.
I will not be blogging during the game due to my consumption of beer and hollering for my Cubbies. But I’m sure I’ll have updates tomorrow. Stay tuned…
Ok it took me a bit to muster up the energy to write about my very first time (and only time) at Dodgers stadium. For those of you who can appreciate a ballpark that has little to no advertising, contests during the game and is actually ABOUT the baseball game, then Dodger stadium is not for you. After sitting in traffic for about 2 hours to get to the game (a normal thing in any large city), we had to park in a parking lot that was about 10 minutes from the entrance. Then we had to walk to our “specific” will call, because there are different ones for different seats all around the park. But oh this is just the beginning. After getting my seats from will call, I was told that I could not enter in the nearest entrance, I had to go to another entrance 2 flights of stairs down and half way around the field. And these were good seats! So I figured no big deal, and as I walked down and around and wove my way through Cubs fans and Dodgers fans, I heard profanity yelled at me and some girl (she looked about 12) yelling f bombs and everything else for me wearing my jersey (am I wrong or aren’t fans allowed to sport their favorite MLB team at an MLB game?). I was really proud of the way her parents had raised her. Even I, a die-hard Cubs fan am way too classy to yell profanity at other fans. As I arrived at my seat I realized…um there were NO beer vendors, so after 25 minutes of standing in line I had a beer, and it was already the 3rd inning. Amidst the “club” music being played on the loud speakers ever 2 minutes, the beach balls that people kept hitting in the crowd, the lame contests they would have in each section and, above all else the 8,000 advertisements and barely readable scoreboard I could barely tell what was going on in the game.
Maybe I’m a victim of being spoiled by the beautiful ivy of Wrigley, the friendly vendors and fans, no matter who we are playing, the old school convenience of the El train, or the old school of the ambience of Wrigleyfield, and the ability to find your way to any bar with in a block of the field to watch the game and be among friends, no matter who you are rooting for. I will never ever go back to Dodger stadium, unless that is, the Cubs play them in the World Series, which by the way things are going for the Dodgers is pretty highly unlikely.
At least I experienced the park, my friends who live in LA tried to warn me that the experience was pretty miserable. And now I can speak my own opinion and agree for having gone there myself. UGH.
Ok so I’m sitting here watching the Cubs tied at 1-1 with the Rockies and I hear the announcers say, “We’d like to give a big hello to Jessica Nelson who is watching from her home in Los Angeles.”
Can I just say, it’s the second time the Cubs have given me a shout out, once when my Mom had surgery and now that I live in Cali they’ve done it again.
OMG if it’s possible I love the Cubs even more. LOVE THEM.
GOOOOOOOO CUBBIES! Thank you!!!
Ok so I’m watching the game on WGN and Soriano misses yet ANOTHER fly ball in the first inning? Well thank god he managed to throw it too DeRosa to get the batter out. Wow he is a bad defensive player. Yeah seriously, WTF.
I feel better now that we’ve scored in the bottom of the 1st. It’s sooooo hard to watch the Cubs from California. SO HARD. Is there anyone out there who also understands my pain?
OMG the bases are loaded, Fukedome is up and there are zero outs. HOLY SH*T. Stand by…
Damn he struck out.
And looks like Soriano redeemed himself with the HR, but he can’t keep making these serious mistakes in the outfield. I see that and I think of if we were in the playoffs and he did that….reminds me of ’03 and I just can’t take thinking about it. He needs to be a DH. I like him, but those mistakes make me nervous.
I see Wood warming up in the bullpen to close the game.
Ahhh it’s a great feeling when we’re in the lead, there’s 1 out in the top of the 9th at home and you just know we’re going to win. I LOVE IT. What’s up SWEEP!
The last time the Cubs won 7 or games in a row at a homestand was in the 70s. Hmmm are these all signs? I don’t know..I hate to think about it. I don’t want my heart broken but you know when that hope comes on in the season, that hope that they could win it all and just might be able to do it.
1 out left…Wood is on fire. 1 out and we had an amazing homestand.
Theriot tries to catch a foul and nearly kills himself. Nice effort though. Gotta love him.
1 strike left and we’re done….just saw Lou throw an fbomb on camera from the dug out.
CUBS WIN BABY!!!!!! On to San Diego!