*I had no idea there were locations outside of Dexter, but good for them. They deserve it.
I won't harp on work, though. This isn't the blog, and history would seem to indicate nothing good comes from complaining about your place of employment on the internet. This is the blog, though, to complain about the Cubs. Other than a very good eight inning on Saturday, they were their usual dud selves this weekend. It's bad enough the Cubs are sitting a five games under, six and half out of first and we're not even through May. But I've gotten a bit numb to the losing, at least this year. What is worse is the throwback game they played on Saturday. I didn't see it live, because I was at the party, but that's just as well.
For those unaware, this was the first series the Cubs played in Fenway since the 1918 World Series (not the first time ever, as I previously wrote), and so to mark the occasion, the teams wore the uniforms from that series. Now, there are always going to be some inconsistencies between the modern throwbacks and the actual jerseys. But, unlike the game in LA with the Dodgers, the execution was. . . well, lacking. Here is the uniform at the Hall of Fame's database, Dressed to the Nines. And for good measure, here is the Red Sox look from that year. Now, here is what they actually wore. Not the worst execution, they seem to have nailed the logo. But those socks are nowhere near what they are supposed to be. I'm also not sure the unis should be grey, but I'll chalk that up to MLB rules. The Red Sox were a bit harder to mess up, as they were just plain white. But, again, the socks are not right at all, and that seems kind of necessary with a jersey that plain. That said, there wasn't a whole lot you could do about those jerseys. Both teams also had numbers on the back, which isn't period appropriate. Again, probably MLB rules, but if they can have everybody wear 42, they can go one game without numbers. There were also the Majestic marks that felt out of place, but I can't gripe too hard about Majestic. They're a whole lot better about that than Nike and Under Armor.
Back to actual play on the field, the Pirates had a good weekend, now sitting just two games under .500. This just might be the year, folks. Not to get to the playoffs or anything, but at least say they spent a year winning. In Ohio, the surprising Indians kept surprising, sweeping what looked to be a surging Reds team. If Cleveland can win today against a hot Boston team,* they'll be the first to 30 wins this year. Who woulda thunk it? I'm starting to wonder if we're watching a real life Major League. I'm not sure who's playing what parts, though. I might sit down and sort that out later.
*Yeah, I know, they just got done playing the Cubs. But they played the Yankees last week, too, so that 8 out of 9 wins is pretty good.
In other news, the Indy Indians have also gotten hot. They are still five games under, but that's a whole lot better than it looked like the season was going to play out. And the Wabash baseball team was ousted this weekend after losing a nail-biter to Salisbury on Friday, 7-5. Still a pretty darned good year. Now it's time for the Dans to get into the swing of things.
Also found out I get to stay at work for an extra hour. And just as I was bursting with joy to be back at the cube, too.I also just jumped right into to writing this entry, but I've decided I really need to start putting at least a lede photo on these posts. So, after deciding that, you know get a picture of some ribs from the Dexter BBQ.