1. Monday, September 27, 2004

    here comes the pain 

    got off the phone with the second hottest girl in america, karisa j moonshine, who just accepted a job promotion and deserves a round of applause and congratulations, and we were discussing our two baseball organizations hers being the boston red sox and mine of course being your chicago cubs.

    the sox have just clinched a playoff spot and i was telling her how bad pedros jerri curl was doing under the onslaught of cheap champagne, and she was saying how excited she was to be back in the playoffs and ready to take another shot at it.

    and i was all, i’d rather the cubs didn’t even make it to the playoffs if they weren’t going to win it all. i take it so personally, i told her. she said, i do too, i was all i will seriously cry again.

    and she just giggled explaining how they had been used to saying wait till next year in her home land of new england.

    the cubs didn’t do so well this weekend in new york city. they lost two of their three games at shea and were far from impressive the week before that.

    but nobody this year seems to want to win the wild card in the national league and the cubs are so quietly stacked, it’s nearly impossible for them to fuck this up.

    so today thanks to three-hit games from former red sox infielders nomar garciapara and todd walker, the cubs routed the reds 12-5 at wrigley.

    this gave the cubs a full game atop the national league wild card standings.

    while kissing a new young woman all day yesterday she asked, you keep talking about this wild card in baseball, wtf is a wild card.

    chick had just turned twenty one. held my stubbly head in her hands as we made out. kept jumping up to change the cd player back to her favorite song.

    mandy moores, have a little faith in me.

    not the prettiest girl in class, but lets face it im no catch, but whatever, shes moving back to milan in the morning.

    what’s italian for please take me with you.

    after a while i said, there are three divisions in each league in baseball. the winners of each division get to go to the playoffs. but you can’t have playoffs with just three teams, so to make it an even four teams, they need one more team. so of all the other teams they pick the one with the best record who didn’t win their division, and that team is the wild card.

    the red sox today clinched at least the wild card slot in the american league.

    the giants and cubs are vying for the national league wild card spot.

    the giants actually have just as good a chance of winning the division if the dodgers keep spazzing out.

    like the cubs have been doing.

    until today

    as they gave me hope

    which we all know is brightest

    before the storm.

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