Game Recap: Cubs 11, White Sox 7…What’s a duck-snort?
One of my favorite things about the Cubs-Sox Series is the opportunity to get to listen to the opposing team’s broadcast. Throughout much of today’s game, I was flipping between WGN (Cubs broadcast) and Comcast (Sox broadcast) because I like to see the differing styles of the announcers, the opposing point of views on the same topic…who am I kidding…I just love to hear Hawk wallow in pain as his beloved “good guys” get dismembered in front of the whole city.
That being said, the fourth inning was a thing of beauty to watch from the perspective of the Sox broadcast team. With the Cubs down 4-1 going into the bottom of the fourth, Hawk was on cloud nine. Then without warning, Grandpa Contreras started handing out belt-high hangers like it was Halloween. The Cubs graciously accepted these treats by hitting four homeruns (Edmonds, Fontenot, Ramirez (3-run shot) and Edmonds again) and accumulating 9 total runs in the inning to effectively end the game. While Hawk kept trying to convince himself the Sox would come back by saying, “Well, the good news is that you know we’re gonna score more runs” he finally conceded that the Cubs might actually have a solid offense saying they didn’t hit any “duck-snorts” in the inning (I think this is a compliment from Hawk) and finally letting out his internal defeatist after the second Edmonds homer by claiming “Maybe we can’t score that many runs.”
Let me taste you tears Hawk…Delicious…
Now to conclude this post-game rambling, here are just a couple random thoughts on the game…
-While I’m not totally convinced Jim Edmonds isn’t here to destroy us, hitting two homeruns against the hated Sox in a “meaningless” series is sure going to help his popularity around Wrigleyville. In no way do I now “like” Edmonds, I just hate him a little less.
-E-Pat finally, FINALLY decided to make me look like an idiot. Being C-Pat’s younger brother automatically puts you on a short leash in Chicago, but I’ve been trying my best to hammer this guy any time he gets the call up to the Bigs. Today, however, Patterson went 3-for-5 with 1 RBI and a stolen base to thoroughly shut me up for at least a week. I hate to admit it, but Patterson might have been the catalyst through which the Cubs offense was powered today.
-Although Jason Marquis got the “W”, he had no business winning this game. Of the five runs he gave up, four came on homeruns with 2 FRIGGEN OUTS. Now I don’t expect Marquis to be pitching shutout baseball every time he is on the mound, but please don’t give these guys anything meaty to hit with two outs. I just see this as a lack of focus on Marquis’ part. If not for the Cubs offense, he would be 5-4 instead of 6-3.
-I hate you Bob Howry. You make my life so hard sometimes.
OK, that’s all I got. Cubs win. Grab a drink, grab a smoke, or grab yourself. Let’s celebrate then do it again tomorrow.