Monday, September 15, 2008
What a year... the 2008 Chicago Cubs have given us many a thrill this season and have provided one amazing feat right after the other. I thought I'd never see the day when a Cub team was 30 games above .500 in September, let alone vying for their SECOND consecutive division championship!
Last night, Carlos Zambrano (R in the picture above) was coming off a twelve day layoff thanks to rotator cuff tendinitis. Originally scheduled to pitch in Houston against the Astros, Hurricane Ike forced the two teams to play their games in Milwaukee - 90 miles away from Chicago.
25,000 Cub fans from Chicago and the surrounding areas made the trek north to Wrigley Field North. Zambrano threw a no-hitter against the Houston Astros, blanking them 5-0. Congrats Carlos on a masterful performance on the mound and giving Cub Nation another amazing memory in a year already full of them.
My heart goes out to the Astros. Their homes and playing field were ravaged by Mother Nature and they were supposed to be the home team in a neutral site. They're fighting for a playoff spot as well and were one of the hottest teams coming into this series.
However, all's fair in love, war, and baseball.
This is further evidence that this year God is a Cub fan.