ATLANTA -- Man, it's hot here. How do you folks who live in the Southeast do this all summer? The temperature gauge in my rental car (which, inexplicably, has Nevada license plates) has been reading 93 or 94 degrees all afternoon.
Tonight is another pitching rematch from last weekend -- the Sunday game in which the Cubs hit early and often. Here's to a repeat performance (and thanks again to the teams for saving me editing time!):
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Meanwhile, Bruce Miles reports that Aramis Ramirez is available to pinch-hit this weekend, although:
"If we can ride this thing out, I think that’s our preference," Piniella said.
The Cubs are almost as hot as the weather, having won four of five. The Braves are on a bad streak, having lost five of six and three in a row (and have scored only six runs in the three games).
Off to the Ted soon, since I've heard traffic is horrendous.
From Matt Casey, the guy who arranged the interview I did at the NBC Sports website last week, this article about closers who have tortured their teams, including a couple of names very familiar to us.
In the Chicago area tonight's game will be seen on CSN. The rest of the country can see it on TBS -- called, in part, by our old pal Chip Caray. It's also at the Mediacenter.
MLB.com Gameday (2007 version)
MLB.com Gameday (2006 version)
Discuss amongst yourselves.