I had to work a double today, so I missed all the excitement of today’s games. When I got off of work, my phone was absolutely blown up with texts. Even though I didn’t get to see any of the fun, I am still excited as hell.
Shoutout to Lefty:
Hey Chicago, whaddya say?
Cubs are gonna win today!
Go Cubs, Goooooo. Go Cubs, Goooooo!!!!
Hell yes, I’m gonna sing “Go Cubs Go”! Jake Arrieta won his league leading 20th game this evening, making it a complete game to boot. His ERA for his last 13 starts is a jaw dropping 0.83. Meanwhile, Kris Bryant isn’t a slouch either, breaking the all time Cubs franchise rookie home run record with 26. There’s still 11 games left in the regular season. What kind of magic do these two sorcerers still have up their sleeves?
Troutstanding: Not to be outdone by some rookie upstart, the still ridiculously young Mike Trout hit his 40th home run of the year. There’s really not much else I can add to that. Greatness speaks for itself. Although I will say that if you’ve never had the opportunity to see Mike Trout play live and in person, you need to do it. Sell a kidney if you have to; it would be worth it. The Spousal Unit and I saw Trout play at Miller Park a while back and it was amazing. TV doesn’t do this guy justice. You have to experience that power and strength first hand.
Bird Flu: Folks, we got ourselves another Wally Pipp in the making, and it’s fitting that it’s at first base, even. Greg Bird made his way to the majors in the middle of August. Since that time, this dude has hit ten home runs, six of which have given the Yankees the lead. Can Mr. Bird sustain this sort of pace? Probably not, but this is still really cool to see so late in the season.