One night a man had a dream. He was walking along the beach with C.C. Sabathia, and across the sky flashed scenes from the 2008 baseball season. In each scene, he noticed two sets of footprints in the sand; one made by him, and the other made by C.C. Sabathia.
When the last scene of the 2008 baseball season flashed before him, he looked back at the footprints in the sand. He noticed that many times along the path of the 2008 baseball season, there was only one set of footprints. He also noticed that it happened at the worst times in the 2008 baseball season.
This bothered him very much, so he asked C.C. Sabathia about it. "Carsten, you said that once I decided to follow you, you'd walk with me all the way. But I've noticed that during times of trouble, there is only one set of footprints. I don't understand why you left me when I needed you most."
C.C. Sabthia answered, "My precious child, I love you and I would never leave you. During your times of trial, when you saw only one set of footprints, that's when I was carrying you."
The Brewers are tied with the Mets in the wild card race with 4 games left to play thanks to a win against he Pirates, and a Mets' extra innings loss to the Cubs. Sabathia pitched seven solid innings on short rest, allowing one run and striking out 11 bucs. That was enough for the still-struggling offense to squeak out a 4-2 win. I think it's safe to say that if we do make the playoffs, it's thanks to that big lefty. He's done everything we could have possibly asked of him and a whole lot more. Tom H. notes that he's cool with it.
At Shea Stadium, the Cubs tried their best to lose, especially Carlos Z, who walked in a run right before giving up a grand slam in the 3rd. But they pulled out an extra innings win thanks to a Derrek Lee double and an Aramis Ramirez dinger. The Phillies also lost in a game in which both benched cleared due to the shit-talking of former Brewer Julian Tavarez. The Phillies may still be important in the wild card race.
Yovani starts tonight. On top of last night's win, we also get the big news that Yovani Gallardo will start tonight, marking his first start since he tore his ACL in May. It's anyone's guess as to how productive Yo will be in his situation--being thrust into a must-win game after recovering from a season-ender in record time--but it speaks volumes of his work ethic and his talent that we're even talking about it. I hope he throws a bunch of perfect innings.
The Bucks are wearing red. In minor news that nobody gives a shit about yet, the Bucks unveiled their new road uniforms, and they're red. Like really red. But whatever, it's better than Christmas themed. Or purple.
Today's hair of the dog is brought to you by Harp lager, which I drank a few of at the biggest dive in northern California while I watched baseball last night. There's something awesome about watching a ball game at a dive bar.
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