GameCast: Opening Day
Story-lines: Entering the 2009 season in this, their 101st year without a championship title, the Cubs take on the Astros. The last time Carlos Zambrano faced Houston, he made the entire team his collective biyatch, tossing the first Cubs no-hitter in the lives of many of the people who read this blog. Carlos then fell off the rails to the point where Lou Piniella didn't even call on him to pitch the first game of the failed NLDS.
Who's hot: Nobody! It's opening day! What a dumb topic! (Please ignore that I was the one who came up with it.) Loyal Goat Reader (and Goat Photographer) DB would tell you that Rich Harden is hot, but he's not pitching in this game or even this series.
Who's cold: Pretty much everybody in the north east right now. It's snowing outside my window. Sometimes I hate Canada.
Note: The GameCasts are still in the experimental phase. Feel free to post your take on the game in the comments section of this thread or, if you must, in the ShoutBox. Unfortunately for me, tonight's game is on ESPN2. Here in Canadaland, there is no ESPN2. Therefore, I'm boned. But I'll have a Game Recap for you sometime tonight regardless.
Oh, and as Jason would say, Go Cubs!
Update: Top of the Third
It's still way too early to do the Kurtie Dance of Joy, but 2 solo homeruns later and the Cubs are up 2 to 0. Although Carlos has had a few rough patches (a leadoff walk and he actually dared face Carlos Lee with runners on) some keen defense from Milton Bradley has kept the Cubs on top.
Strangely, 2 runs isn't much of a lead, especially with Opening Day Carlos on the mound, but it feels like way more than 2 runs at this point. The team is playing well.