California Dreamin'

Alyssa Milano's favorite team invaded the Friendly Confines tonight for the start of a four game series and the results were decidedly subpar. The men in blue and white beat our boys in blue and red 2-1, with the Cubs blowing a golden opportunity in the 9th with the bases loaded and only one out.

A flu-ravaged Bobby 'Smoke Em If You Got Em' Scales made a hasty return from O'Hare to hit a solo shot to cut the lead to 2-1, but Scales and everybody's new favorite Cub, Jake Fox, both struck out to end the Cubs threat in the ninth. Randy Wells pitched wells again and was the tough luck loser. (It's okay Randy...my whole life I've been a tough luck loser)

The series continues well on into the weekend and yours truly is in line for his first 'non-rained out' game of the year on Sunday night. The last time I watched the Cubs do battle with the Dodgers in person was when the North Siders were bamboozled by those douchebags from the City of Angels in Game 1 of the 2008 NLDS.

Since it's a night game (Joe Morgan, ack!), I do believe a pre-game trip to Sheffield's outdoor beer garden is in order, where Schlitz will be ordered and their black and white photo booth will be put to work.

On a totally unrelated note, I caught the Yeah Yeah Yeahs on Tuesday at the Aragon Ballroom. What a blast. They certainly proved that their Lollapalooza performance a couple of years back was no fluke. Beg, borrow or steal their new CD (It's Blitz!), even if you hate female singers like The Hundley does. If only someone had the foresight to throw a YYY cd into Sammy's boombox back in the day, we'd probably have a World Series trophy or two by now.

Karen O leads a rousing rendition of "Go Cubs Go".

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