The Electric Commentary

Friday, June 30, 2006

Sunny Day, Keepin' The Clouds Away

Sitting in the sun for 3 hours makes you very tired. The series finale was absolutely exhausting, as the Cubs managed to counterpunch over and over, and even when they failed, they failed in spectacular fashion. I feel like Derrek Lee came up to bat with runners on second and third about 14 times in that game. The Brewers managed just enough offense to get to Turnbow (who was called on to end the eighth in a dire situation) and managed to escape with a 5-4 victory to take the series 3-1.

I was in the bleachers on Thursday, where people go to watch other people with some baseball in the background. In the 5th, some White Sox fans (who came to the game because they are unable to properly read a calendar) starting giving Ronnie Woo-Woo a hard time, which led to a fairly large fight. Even at Cubs' games the White Sox are responsible for the bad behavior.

The Cubs are about 200% better with Derrek Lee in the lineup. Even though he didn't have a great day at the plate his presence was constantly disruptive. While he was out there was no one to drive in baserunners. If Todd Walker and Aramis Ramirez got on, there was no one to pick them up. Lee should greatly improve the Cubs for the remainder of the season. This is by no means a great team, but they won't be as bad for the rest of the year.

The Brewers now face a tough stretch in which they will head up to the Metrodome to face the Twins, followed by a home series against the Reds. It's a good thing that they won 3/4.

It was fun going to 4 games in a week, but it was also exhausting. I'm thrilled that this is a long weekend, because I need a serious nap.

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