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Even In Salsa...

... tomatoes have remarkable power.

This note from Dave Morrell from the Cubs newsgroup, who attended last night's game:

I couldn't find a sandwich with tomato slices or pieces, so I had to opt for the salsa that accompanied my fajita beef wrap. They're actually quite tasty and filling. Anyway, we performed the ceremony with proper decorum and got a decent-sized splotch on the lower third of the fifth inning, though the bottom third of the lineup in the fourth was also nearly completely covered. Perhaps salsa wasn't the ideal substitute, but we were desperate. In the final analysis, five actual at bats were touched by the tomato zone -- the 7, 8 and 9 spots in the 4th and the 7th and 8th spot in the 6th.

Interestingly, four of those five at bats were hits (3 singles - Alou, Kent and Loretta and a double by Beltran). Two of those hitters scored (Kent and Beltran). This seems to be an amazing method of divining offense. Maybe I should have used more salsa.

See the power of tomatoes on the scorecard even when in sauce.

I've already put in my sandwich order for tomorrow night.

Dave also said that he liked the two managers riding into the park in the old Lincoln limos (all I could think of is that the style of car was identical to the one that President Kennedy was riding in when he was assassinated), but Dave didn't see what we saw at home, the "Blues Brothers"-style video featuring Roger Clemens' family rushing into the car. Lame, and if you're wondering why Clemens had such a bad outing, maybe he got a little distracted by having to make this video -- it's hardly your normal pre-game preparation.