Sunday, July 24, 2005

Temporarily Back

Just got back from camping in Wisconsin, to test our equipment and abilities, before camping for half our trip in Europe. It rained. Better than 104 degrees in Chicago. Too tired to type much. Have a couple of posts I'll try to put up before what will probably be a month long hiatus.

Cubs are leading the Cardinals by one run in the 9th -- fasten your seatbelts! The series is tied.

Ken says eventually, instead of calling the game, the announcers will just read a list of sponsors. If Walgreens just donated a hundred dollars to JDRF's walkathon, a Cub was just walked. If Chevrolet made a donation, they got a home run. If All State did, then it was an "insurance run." And if Jiffy Lube promises you a quick oil change, it was a pitching change. But currently, no one sponsors strike-outs.

Two down...

Two strikes, no balls...

Walk -- And he steals second on a bang-bang play! (Bad call? I don't know, it's radio.)

Base hit -- play at the plate -- safe? Tie game.

Another hit, another full count, out at first. Extra innings. Too much drama for me. And now it could go for a while.

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Bases full of Cubs, top of the tenth...

Barret strikes out, two down...

AND Chevrolet is going to make a big, big, big, BIG! donation to WGN's neediest kids fund -




- Neifi Perez grand slam!

Okay, enough with the live blogging. If we don't win now, I'm not going to want to talk about it. Look up the score yourselves.

3 comments:

Andy said...

You would think Lucky Strike could sponsor strike-outs, and perhaps the firearms industry could do "bases loaded" ... too bad it's family programming.

I have your book...

--An

Eric said...

It was the featured game on Channel 5. I managed to last until the end of the ninth innings but couldn't stay awake for overtime. So you'll have to post how it ended.

Mary said...

Cubs won, 8-4. 10:09 PM is what, 4 AM your time? You must be a bigger fan than I am...

Andy, I'll give you a call.