Spread the Cream Cheese (Aww SNAP!)

Friday, August 29, 2008

Spread the Cream Cheese (Aww SNAP!)

. Friday, August 29, 2008

The punky QB...not as punky with male-pattern baldness

Certain perks come from working your ass off for the man at a corporate job. Decent health care, respectable salary and most importantly, occasional access to the company’s seats at Cubs games. Last night, dear reader, I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to sit in these famed seats, in the third row behind the dugout. Sitting that close has a bit of a surreal feeling to it, like you are actually just watching on TV. You also realize certain things, like how Carlos Marmol, who we have loved and cursed on this blog, is so young looking and it is amazing to think about the potential he contains. You also realize how much A-Ram scratches his ass.

Last night’s game looked to be another disaster. Dempster looked decent until giving up 3 in the 6th, but the offense just wasn’t there. After that inning, Dempster was pulled for Sean Marshall, who looked solid, and then Bob Howry. I must admit that I told my friend as Howry was coming in that I guess that Cubs didn’t actually want to try to win this game. Low and behold, he pitched a great 8th and actually ended up getting the W.

"Ooo this rosen bag is being so fresh! Don't you sass me!" said Ryan Dempster before heading to Roscoe's

The offense looked to be in a slump that carried over from Wednesday – the only difference being we didn’t have the fortunate position of playing the Pittsburgh Pirates. My thought was we need the Phillies to pull Hamels before their closer game in. Down 4-1 in the bottom of the 8th, the Phillies brought in Ryan Madison and Malibu Mike comes in to pinch hit. I think it is fair to say we have an unabashed love affair with Malibu here, and seeing him lead off with his 9th home run made me happier than members of NAMBLA at the last reunion at Chuck-E-Cheese. This changed the atmosphere in the park. It gave everyone a little hope. Then Soriano followed up with a double, Theriot added a single (and I was quite pissed at Quade for not sending Soriano; though had he been out I would have been quite pissed at Quade for sending Soriano), and Lee drew the walk to load up the bases. This set the stage for Ramirez to come up and knock out a huge, clutch grand slam. The scene at Wrigley was the equivalent of 40,000 30 year old women at a NKOTB reunion show. Practically orgasmic.

You may not know this, but A. Ram was staring directly into my eyes at this moment

As soon as the Cubs started threatening, Lou sent Woody to start warming up. Being approximately 12 feet from the bullpen, it is absolutely amazing to see his stuff. Considering we at one time didn’t know if he would be able to play again, where he is at today is ridiculous. That being said, he certainly had his work cut out for him, facing Rollins, Utley, Burrell, and eventually, Ryan Howard. Started off shaking when Rollins led off with a sinker. But Woody got the rest of lot to pop out (albeit thanks to some kick-ass fielding by Reed Johnson) and earned his 28th save on the year.

Today, I am fortunate enough to be attending the game as well. Though on my own dime (which leads to 500 level seats), if it is half as good as last night’s game, it should be a great time. It is my first chance to see Harden throw, and these games are very important to gauge ourselves against premier NL talent. Here’s to a great weekend of Cubs baseball.