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Well, The Weather Was Nice

That's about the only good thing to say about today's ugly 7-1 loss to the Expos. The defense deserted the Cubs in the first, resulting in three unearned runs off Shawn Estes, who to his credit came back and shut the door after that. I got to see my friend Dave, who owns the Rockford Riverhawks of the Frontier League, and who it's always interesting to talk baseball with. Also showing up was Dave Geiser from the Cubs newsgroup, who was going to sit elsewhere, but I had an extra ticket that was going to go unused, so I invited him up for a couple innings.

The temperature was reported as 54 degrees, and with the bright sunshine and light winds it felt really nice out there. Oh, and the Cubs carted off all the snow that had been piled up on the sidewalk on Sheffield -- when I got there at 12:30, it was totally gone and someone was sweeping up the remains of the warning track.

That's all the good stuff, so instead I'm going to talk about the errands I had to run after the game. I needed to drop off a FedEx ground return box, returning a broken printer that HP just replaced. Found out you can't just do this at any old FedEx dropoff point, you have to go halfway downtown to one of their offices. Then I got stuck in a huge traffic jam trying to get to the post office, where while waiting in line, a woman walked in, looked at the line and said:

"Is this a line?"

What I wanted to say: "No, we're waiting for auditions to be an idiot, but you apparently got the job already."

What I did say: "Yes."

Anyway, I have to work all day tomorrow, so I'll be watching tomorrow's game on TV like everyone else.