Also, congrats to my soon-to-be brother-in-law on his high school graduation. Everybody's happy to see you make it through, and now you've got a chance to start over again.
The Cubs, well, they didn't do that badly, but Albert Pujols reminded us that he might be the greatest hitter ever. At least the greatest power hitter ever. Sure, Ruth and Aaron might have had more, but I agree with Matt Holliday that I would walk Pujols to get to Ruth. No real question about it, and the past two days showed why. Unfortunately (or maybe fortunately, actually) I didn't get to see any of the games this weekend. Friday I was at Danville Stadium watching the Dans, and the next two days I was doing graduation stuff.
A Stanley Cup update: Watching Vancouver and Boston duke this out has been off-the-charts. Last year's series was great, especially being a Blackhawks fan, but I would be the first to admit that the goalies left something to be desired on both ends. This series, though, with Luongo and Thomas in the net, has this series torqued up about three levels. Amazing save after amazing save on both ends has kept me riveted to these games. Vancouver was able to pull both games out so far. The last game went to overtime, but only about ten seconds into the extra period. Alex Burrows made a nifty move and put one into an essentially empty net. That was sweet, but maybe irking Bruins fans a little more, because as you might remember, Burrows was involved in a little biting incident which some felt warranted a suspension.* Was it good? No. But you have to wonder what the finger was doing in his mouth to start with. Plus, it's the finals. You have to really do something awful to get suspended, I think, and his finger will be just fine. I also don't think this blatant retaliation shot, while also bad, doesn't deserve any further discipline. It all evens out in the end.
*For the record, I loved Henrik Sedin introducing Burrows as "The Vegetarian" during the game.
Anyway, the teams go back at it tonight, 8:00 on Versus. I'll be glued to it, you should be, too.
I'm also told the Heat won again last night. I continue to have little more than a passing interest.
One last note. The Dans opener was awesome, and big props to the township on the fireworks display. I wasn't expecting anything nearly as cool as what they put on. Plus, the Dans won 9-8. The later innings were awesome. The earlier pitching was, um, sloppy, we'll say. But, a win's a win. I'll be back out there Thursday in the ugliest shirt I own.