Tuesday, November 8, 2016

A Game for the Ages: Game 7 of the 2016 World Series-- Part 1: Cubs Take 5-1 Lead

This was a real hard game for us to watch.  We went from exhilaration to the depths of despair and, then, joy.  This game had it all.  And, of course, it went real, real late, way way past my bedtime.

We watched the first part at Sunnyside Tavern in Johnsburg, Illinois and the last part at Margaritaville in our basement.

FIRST INNING:  First batter Dexter Fowler hits a home run.  Maybe we will find a way to beat Corey Kluber.  Then, Kyle Schwarber, Liz and my favorite Cub, hits a single.  Cubs up 1-0.

THIRD INNING:   That ever-thorn in our side, Coco Crisp (such a name), hits a double and scores.  Tie score, 1-1.  As Ron Santo would say, "Oh, No!"

FOURTH INNING:  Kris Bryant singles.  Addison Russell hits sacrifice fly to center, scoring Bryant.  Wilson Contreras doubles and Zobrist scores.  Cubs 3 Indians 1.  Everyone at Sunnyside Tavern in Johnsburg cheering and high-fiving.  One happy group.

CUBS FIFTH INNING.  Javier Baez homers.  Back to back singles by Baez and Fowler.  Schwarber grounds into a double play.  Bryant walks, Rizzo singles to right, scoring Bryant.   Cubs leading 5 to 1. People starting to think, "Might This Be?"


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