PCL pennant chase

Redbirds Put Cork in I-Cubs' Party Plans

What a strange day at the ballpark. I arrived about 11:30 A.M. in time to see the Iowa Cubs' GM unloading champagne out of the back of his SUV. Special shampoo for the clubhouse showers. I had to leave five hours later for a wedding reception with the potential pennant-clincher still unresolved after 10 innings. Turns out I'd only seen two thirds of the game.

On my way into the ballpark a team official in a championship frame of mind mentioned to me that 18 of the players had been to the clubhouse chapel service that morning. It wasn't clear if he thought that somehow boded well for the game ahead. I asked him if Jeff Samardzija, the appointed starting pitcher, had been there. No, apparently he has neither a prayer nor a clue. What would Touchdown Jesus think?

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  • I got the first one! Second one I'm not even sure what even/odd betting is.

    johann 13 min 33 sec ago view
  • any opponent preference for NLDS?

    Mets are down to 1 great pitcher instead of 4. Syndegaard may pitch Sunday which means if Mets win the WC game, he'd be set up for Game 1. There's a chance they clinch a spot by Sunday so he'd pitch the WC and then we'd probably get Colon for Game 1. They've certainly had the hottest bats over the last week and month out of the WC options.

    Rob G. 35 min 12 sec ago view
  • Rob Richardson 5 hours 39 min ago view
  • Can't teach height and thinness

    jacos 7 hours 34 min ago view
  • Hopefully Pirates don't call up A. Lincoln.

    jacos 17 hours 4 min ago view
  • j.buchanan going friday...should be...baseball...or something like it.

    crunch 17 hours 12 min ago view
  • Wow. I didn't know they could do that.

    Nice for Willson, not so much for Addy.

    billybucks 17 hours 28 min ago view
  • Game is officially called...also officially a tie.

    Stats count, no make-up date of course.

     

    Rob G. 17 hours 30 min ago view
  • Yeah -- seeing the weather -- I hope KB and Rizz are inside, wrapped in blankets and drinking hot chocolate.

    billybucks 18 hours 16 min ago view
  • rain delay...thanks obama.

    crunch 18 hours 54 min ago view
  • Thanks again Phil. We actually were in Mesa and drove around. Hopefully, I am back for some Fall League. If not I have all of spring training (like the smart people who move here!)

    rvimpeny 19 hours 58 min ago view
  • What Rob G said.  I can't speak for Piittsburgh, but the other end of the state has had absolute crap weather for two days. Perfect day to take it easy.

    Transmission 20 hours 2 min ago view
  • tarp came off 10 minutes ago...let's do this.

    crunch 20 hours 16 min ago view
  • He will not pitch another game for Cubs

    /Unless injury in playoffs

    jacos 20 hours 33 min ago view
  • ~fart~

    jacos 20 hours 33 min ago view
  • Today is bullpen day

    jacos 20 hours 34 min ago view