The Dans won 5-4 last night. They lead most of the game by three or four runs, but things got dicey in the 7th, when the Bombers pulled to within one. But, thankfully, the Dans seem to have a shut down closer. I unfortunately don't remember his name, but he's impressed me in the two games I've seen. The Dans go again tonight against the Hannibal Cavemen, and I plan on being there.
The Cubs lost again last night, again by a margin of 8-2. Now, the Reds are a pretty good team, recent struggles and all. But, my goodness, this brings the Cubs tailspin to eight games in a row. Another date with Cincy in about two and a half hours (12:35 Eastern) with no reason to think things are turning around any time soon. And then it's on to Philly, where things most assuredly won't get any better. And then it's off to a really hot Milwaukee team, and the Yankees after that. Basically, I don't know if the Cubs are going to win another game in June. On a related note, I don't want to hear anybody say shit about Carlos Zambrano going off. I wish more of the guys would get pissed off. Maybe then they'd win a couple games. Thankfully Houston is even more inept than the Cubs, but I don't know how much longer we can count on that.
Since the big club is a lost cause, I propose WGN and Comcast SportsNet start showing Daytona Cubs games instead. They're sitting at an excellent 42-16, plus they have this catcher named Brenley (sound familiar?) who isn't doing so badly. And the way the Chicago Cubs are playing now, well, I don't see where High-A ball would be any less entertaining. In the meantime, I'm going to keep going to Danville Stadium and watch a team I can somewhat count on to win.* Here's to seeing the Dans make another Prospect League championship, although it'll probably be in Chillocothe again, which doesn't sit well with me. More on that another day.
*2-0 in games I've attended this year, 1-2 without me. I sense a trend.
In sunnier MLB news, the Pittsburgh Pirates won again last night, bringing their record to 29-30. They've got two more games with Arizona, who isn't as good as their record would currently suggest. I (and a lot of Pittsburgh, I'm sure) really hope that means the D-Backs are due for a slump, leaving them prime for a sweep, and letting the Buccos see what it's like to having a winning record in June. Unfortunately, I don't believe they're on TV anywhere I can see them any time soon. I would probably watch more Pirates games than Cubs games if I had MLB Extra Innings (by DirecTV!). I've watched those players more first hand, I feel more of a connection with them, plus they're building a better, much more interesting narrative out of this season than the Cubbies.
I hear the Mavs evened up the series with the Heat last night, too. Good for them! More importantly, Vancouver and Boston come back together tonight. I'll be recording the game, so nobody text me anything. I'm rooting for Vancouver, but I'm rooting even harder for a better game in all facets than last game.