After Monday’s 7-3 Memorial Day victory, the Cubs are now 4-0 when old Crawly is attending the game. If everyone pools their money together, we could all send me to every Cubs game for the rest of the year and win the division! Check out the photos in the photo album section.
On this trip I took Mrs. Crawly with me. We spent an enjoyable lunch at the new restaurant/bar Vines on Clark. The food was good, the atmosphere was pleasant, although the drinks were a little but pricy, but hey, what do you expect inWrigleyville!!?? Check out the rest of my review in the photo album section. Hopefully I can help you find what you are looking for when having to choose from the tons of restaurants/bars in Wrigleyville.
The atmosphere in front of the park was great, everyone enjoying the day off of work. Vince Vaughn threw out the first pitch and sang the seventh inning stretch. The game got off to a patrioric start with the great Wayne Messmer singing God Bless America and the Star Spangled Banner. Once the game got started, the recently acquired Tony Womak got things started with a double in the first. Todd Walker’s single scored Womak, and Walker was driven in by an RBI double that fell between two Reds players. Cubs fans had to hold their breath when Griffey smaked a ball that hit Walker in the colarbone. My stomach was churning when I saw Mark O’Neil rush out of the dugout. Luckily, Todd was ok and stayed in the game. In the sixth inning, Big Red, Matt Murton crushed a solo shot into the bleachers. In the seventh, Walker hit a two run shot off former Cub and Steve Stone hater Kent Mercker.
That was all the Cubs really needed as Kerry Wood looked much better today than he had in his previous two starts. Wood pitched six innings, gave up five hits, had only one walk, and four strike outs. He gave up two runs, but only one of them was earned. The relievers did their job, giving up one more run before nailing it down. Recently recalled David Aardsma gave up one walk, but had two strike outs, looking much better then his first stint with the Cubs this year. Scott Eyre didn’t do so well. He gave up a monster home run to Donkey Dunn, got two outs but gave up a single and a walk. I think Eyre needs to stop going to McDonalds with Glendon Rusch after the game. It looks like he has put on a lot of weight since the convention. Dempster, who had a rough week, got the final four outs for a Cubs win. Congrats to Ryan on getting the save and the birth of his new son.
Trust me, I am not fooling myself in thinking the Cubs are still in contention. I just had a good time with my wife at a ballgame. We went to the Cubbie Bear to celebrate and danced the night away with our fellow Cub fans.