The Cubs, or TRL, pulled it out last night, barely. I hear Kid K gave a homer to bring the game within one run. Honestly, I stopped listening after the 3rd inning. I guess I just would rather stop listening while the Cubs are ahead then listen to the falling apart. I did happen to catch the final 2 outs of the game though. Nail-biting.
So I would like to thank Wasting Away in Wrigleyville for calling out this blog like it should be.
But are we really happy? Popular blog opinion says no: College of Idiots seems to have lost their shit.
Despite being pissed to fuck off about the recent collapse, this blog has actually stayed optimistic about the Cubs. We are going to the playoffs (magic # is 8, too bad we don't play in the NL West) so GFY. But I have to agree with John at WAIW, a lot of us are still in the closet about freaking out, including these other blogs, which you can read here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here (thanks to WAIW for the link), here, here, or here.
Instead of writing about all that, I have chosen to entertain all 5 of our readers with a feature you might find familiar if you are a regular reader of another Cubs blog, Thunder Matt's Saloon.
And so I bring you: Meet Your Resident
Real Name: Russ
Where are you from? DeKalb, IL, birthplace of Cindy Crawford, barbed wire, and Northern Illinois University
Where are you now? Chandler, AZ, one of the Top 5 places to live if you are a member of the AARP.
Favorite Baseball Team: The Chicago Baseball Cubs
Favorite Current Player(s):
Favorite All-Time Player(s): Ryno is my all-time favorite Cub, I have over 110 Ryne Sandberg cards. Yes, I had an obsession as a kid.
First MLB game you attended: Sometime when I was around 7 I was brought to a Cubs game. I was supposed to be a White Sox fan because I grew up (briefly) on the South Side, my Mom was from the there, and my Dad didn't watch baseball, but for some reason I was dragged to Wrigley. I don't remember much of the game besides Wrigley Field looked a lot bigger in person and this old dude with big glasses sang about 2/3 into the game. Everyone stood up and sang along with this old guy, which was the turning point that I decided I would be a Cubs fan for life (and my Mom has disowned me ever since).
Any memorable encounters with MLB players? At a spring training game this year I yelled at Eric Patterson before the start of an inning, "E to the P, you're better than your brother, don't forget it!" At which point he turned around and gave me a little smile.
Which player(s) would you love to sit and have a beer with? Dempster seems like he would be a laugh, Lilly would be a great enforcer if things got out of control, McDreamy DeRosa would be a good wing-man, and any Cards players would probably be good for getting some good drugs for the after-hour parties.
Which player(s) would you like to punch in the face? I once saw Mark Grace at a bar in Scottsdale and wanted to punch him in the face for using Ryno's wife as a slumpbuster.
Which player(s) would you like to punch you in the face? Michael Barrett or Derrick Lee because apparently neither can land a clean punch.
What's better for baseball, the moustache or the big-league mullet? I hated the all hype around Giambi's stash, so I'm going with the mullet. Plus, who doesn't appreciate a good mullet?
What 80's hair metal band do you most relate to? I hate hair metal.
What's your favorite beer? I can always go for a pint of Guinness.
What's the capital of Bolivia? New Bolivia City?
What's the most valuable baseball card you own? 1983 Topps Ryne Sandberg rookie card, or at least it used to be when it peaked at $60 back in the day.
If your daily life had game commentary, who would you want as your play-by-play and color guy? Pat and Ron of course. The bars would be hilarious:
Pat: It looks like Rusty is going in with the "mirror in your pants" pick-up line.
Pat: Not even close, Rusty walks back with his head down, he's 0-28 in attempted pick-ups.
Ron: GOSH!! What is his doing out there? It doesn't make any sense to me.
What would you rather see, Kyle Farnsworth in a barfight, a cockfight, or a hobo fight? Can he fight with Aramis' cock?
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