TOP OF THE NINTH: CUBS 5 – 0 DODGERS
Chapman on the mound. Puig grounds to short.
Russell to Baez to Rizzo. Double play.
* * *
What can be said about this game that hasn’t already been said about Christmas morning? Better than that. The first day of a summer break. Better than that. Evening fireworks on the 4th of July. That, too. Better than all. A graduation, an engagement, a marriage, a festival, a celebration. An outdoor fete to anything.
A birthday. Each one of them. For each one of us. Happening at once. Jammed together into a party for a whole world of identical twins. Smiling the same smiles, unwrapping the same big gift. Sharing matching outfits in blue. Sharing it all. Continue reading “Game 95 // Ninth Inning, Chicago // The Cubbies Win the Pennant”