Game 2 vs. Marlins
Left-hander Graham Taylor (0-1, 9.82 ERA) takes the hill for Florida.
One of the most fun parts about Wrigley Field crowds comes when hearing the reaction to certain peripheral developments. We all remember the sudden cheers from last year’s postseason run when the out-of-town manual scoreboard would be updated with a favorable result against the Cards or Brewers.
Last night there was Carlos Zambrano stepping into the on-deck circle as a pinch-hitter in the ninth. “Z!” “Z!” “Z!” It’s Cubs fans’ version of word of mouth. And sure enough, with fans on their feet, Big Z struck a solid base hit up the middle.
The NBA’s April
There were several hundred people standing around the concourse TVs by the time the Bulls-Celtics game reached the second of three overtimes. What a finish. Congrats to Chicago’s basketball team for pushing an unbelievable first-round series to seven games.