Sports And Nepotism too
posted by June 14 at 10:19 AMon
OK, so the CBIL (Canadian Brother In Law) and I had a blast at the Mariners-Cubs game yesterday. For those of you still perusing the NYT Style Section, the Cubs won a well-played ballgame 3-2. The key: Ichiro’s failure. In the first inning, he singled, went to second on a passed ball, then third on a wild pitch. Yet the Cubs managed to strand him there—and keeping Ichiro from scoring when he’s on third with one out if damn near impossible. Had he scored, we might have seen another extra-innings debacle. Main downside of the game: impossibly loud, ignorant Notre Dame/Cubs fan three seats over, shouting out instructions to the players like they could hear him from the fucking upper deck. CBIL matched him with his “Raaaauuuuuuul” chants and eardrum-bruising whistles. Today’s game: we get your worst pitcher, so the Cubs batters will probably revert to form and the Mariners will get out of town with a series victory.