Let’s not get too giggly

The Cubs win today in dramatic fashion over the Sox with an Aramis Ramirez walk-off homer.  This is a great win, in spite of a tired team that arrived back in Chicago from Florida after getting swept by the Rays at 1am, just 12 hours before the scheduled first pitch. My feeling is the electric atmosphere of rockin’ Wrigley Field propelled the Cubs to step up and beat the Sox at their own game – the long ball. How sweet it is to win in walk-off fashion but to do it over the crosstown rivals is extra good.

But this is one game, with two more sure to be draining games coming tomorrow afternoon and Sunday night. And its just one win in a 162 game season.  Long way to go, but these are the games you have to win.  They were just swept on the road by a pesky young Tampa Bay team. They got in late, there was no batting practice due to weather, they were facing the Sox, admittedly second-class citizens in this town and obviously envious of the attention paid to the Northsiders. The Sox came in hot after just sweeping the Pirates at home, hitting 10 HRs out of their 44 hits in that series. But the Cubs stepped up and made it happen. Bottom of the ninth muscle from A-Ram, his second dinger of the day to win in come from behind fashion.  This is a big, big game, but as Lou likes to say: let’s not get too giggly here. But enjoy the win nonetheless.

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    June 20, 2008   Posted in: observations, players

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