So this weekend I was at a soccer tournament out of town. As a result, I saw ZERO Cubs games. And let me tell you, it was refreshing. And yes, I know they made mincemeat out of the Cardinals, which I’m sure was enjoyable. But somewhere in those two games, I’m certain that some Cub did something that would have made me all mad & stabby, and that would have ruined my weekend.
My point is that it’s nice to take a break from the Cubs every once in a while. Really. It’s also great to come back from said break and jump back into the fray. Am I making myself clear here, people? Stop lurking and get back to hanging out with us. I’m tired of spending my entire day talking to Doc.
All of that said, the Cubs “welcome” the Reds to Wrigley Field tonight. I know that a bunch of you have no problem with the Reds, but I can’t stand ‘em. Can’t stand their “no one does Opening Day like WE do Opening Day” fans, can’t stand Dusty (I know, I know, he’s a great guy. Mike Quade was also a great guy, yet I don’t want to see him on my television set ever again), can’t stand most of their players. In fact, I’m quite gleeful whenever they lose. I’m hoping to be gleeful tonight.
Travis Wood (7-8, 3.04) takes the mound tonight for the North Siders. For the Skyline Chili people, it’ll be Mat Latos and his 11-3 record. Also, I’m not really sure what’s going on with the name “Mat.” I can’t decide if his parents gave him this name on purpose of if he changed it when he was like 15 because he thought it was cool, kind of like how I wanted to change “Julie” to “Juli” with a heart over the “i.” Either way, it looks pretty stupid. I told you I had nothing nice to say about the Reds.
First pitch is at 7:05 pm CT on CSN+.