my boss let me go home a little early yesterday

bill murray i aint afraid of no goatswhich was good because i was a space cadet

i couldnt eat, i couldnt work well.

when i got home i took off my clothes, laid in my bed, then put new clothes on

and then walked around my neighborhood.

just walked and listened to Fall Out Boy

i bought a burrito somewhere i never ate before

i just walked.

i was afraid to go home, i was afraid to drive anywhere, i was afraid.

then my man Todd texted me from Wrigley

basically saying he was scared too,

so i turned my phone on, tuned in the radio broadcast and listening to WGN

the station i grew up on,

while i sat on a bench in Los Feliz

it soothed me.

so i walked home.

pitchers duel.

8th inning, i tweeted that Javy Baez has power

and right on cue he bashed one right into the mouth of the wind

he stared at it like it was soaring to Wisconsin

but that old, cold, mean mean wind blew it back

but then the ghost of Harry Caray distracted the wind, just for a scootch

and the ball landed in the Left Field basket.

“nothing but net” tweeted the Cubs

and that’s all it took to win the game

thanks to a beautiful 9th inning of flamethrowing by the closer Chapman

the rest of the night was watching Donald Trump fallout

and me not believing how good all of it could feel