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Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Milwaukee Brewers at Chicago Cubs

The Cubs are back in town for a 3 game series with the Milwaukee Brewers. Last night, the Ultimate Sports Wife and I braved the cold with a game time temperature of 38 degrees. Before the game, I checked the weather and decided it was winter football weather. I put on my long underwear and wore my heaviest coat with gloves and a snow hat. Who knew that after almost wearing shorts to last Tuesday’s game that I would need to break out the winter gear for last night’s game.

For what I believe is a first for me, I saw a player make his season debut after serving a 25 game suspension for testing positive for a banned stimulant. Mike Cameron had 3 hits including a 2 run single (blooper) in the top of the 7th that broke the game open.

In what was not a first for me, home plate umpire Jerry Crawford left the game because he was not feeling well – delaying the game for 13 minutes. I’m not sure how many games I have been to when an umpire had to leave but I have seen Jerry Crawford leave a game before. He left in the 4th inning of Game 1 of the 2003 NLCS for feeling ill. Both games the Cubs lost. I think I know who to blame for last night’s loss now.

A few other notables from last night's game:
1) Derrek Lee tied a club record for home runs in April by hitting his 8th of the season.
2) Ben Sheet’s walked a career high seven batters.



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