It's only the first week of June and the temp's just starting to rise in the South. Wait till mid-July when the air is hot and humid you can feel the air flowing in and out of your lungs like warm milk... ah, the south. That's why I escape it at least three weeks per summer - unfortunately this was the first Cubs v. Braves I missed in ATL. Bummer to hear that you were there in ATL while I was in Chicago of all places.
Back to making a baseball post though. Even with the ugly loss last night - propagated by a frightful start by Marquis - I'm liking how this team has been looking lately.
It was good to see Pinella essentially use last night to figure some things out. Putting Gallagher out there to see what he could do and giving Eyre some rope to see if he made a hangman's noose or a rope bridge.
I'm still not ready to write off this team's season off yet because we're in such a wonderfully mediocre division and I still believe we can become the kings of mediocrity.
Through no effort of our own, our beloved Cubbies are in second place - only five games out of first. It's like we died and went to the NL West of recent years.
So unlike, Al, I'm in the temperate zone of Chicago this week and next. Seeing at least one game on BCB day and hoping to find a way out enough meetings to catch another while I'm here.
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