This isn't overhype: the Cubs really must win today.
Despite yesterday's loss, the Cubs finished June with a 17-11 record (17-9 since the "benchmark" of Lou Piniella's tirade on June 2). Win this series and you've accomplished something against a very good team. After today, the Brewers and Cubs will head out on the same road trip, playing the Nationals and Pirates for a week before the All-Star break.
Non-game-related note: this story is a few days old, but says that the Cubs are among four teams (Arizona, Boston, NY Yankees) who are interested in acquiring Eric Gagne. I say, go for it, as long as you don't have to give up too much for him. And see if you can include Jacque Jones and/or Cesar Izturis in the deal.
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Today's game is, as was Friday's, on WGN, FSN Wisconsin and at the Mediacenter.
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Discuss amongst yourselves.