The Gist, Game 8,792

June 24, 2008 | Comments (0) | by Chaim Witz

Crazy Ass Orioles 7, Blue Stockings 5

Tonight the Cubs 14 game home winning streak came crashing down like my sobriety. The Orioles, led by Albert Belle and Eddie Murray, put the Cubs to shame. Sean 'I Got Nothing' Marshall got the call for the Men in Blue, and started out well enough, until it all unraveled in the 4th and 5th. I blame trade rumors.

Soon the Cubs found themselves down 7-1 and things were looking bleak. You think they gave up? You don't know this 2008 squad very well then. Whipping boy Jim Edmonds steps up with a 3-run donkey slap, Aramis' Oakleys get an RBI single and we're only down 7-5. The crowd was going nuts.

That's what I love about the Cubs. Most teams, they get down 7-1 and the fans are heading for the exits. Not Cubs fans. Instead of just getting drunk (or 'drunker'), they stay into the game and go crazy at even the slightest hint of a comeback. The reaction to a simple base hit would lead you to believe it was a tied game if you didn't know the score. I love that. That's why I get so mad when people give Cubs fans a bad rap, saying they just go to the game to get drunk and don't care about what's going on. Bullshit. Watch a game. Sure, everyone in the bleachers might be toasted, but with the exception of a few trixies and douchebags, everybody knows what's going on and everyone cares. Anyone that thinks otherwise can kiss the ass of 40,000 strong every night.

Anyway, back to the game. Thunder Matt flies out in the 8th to end the inning with runners on. There goes his chance of any PT (but at least he didn't get sent down today when they activated Ward).

In the ninth, we load the bases with no one out before Cedeno, K-Fuk and Hank White strike out in short order. Damn. Tomorrow Machine Gun Lilly takes the mound and rest assured, he will not be smiling.

Let's start another streak. We're going streaking!