Monday, March 31, 2008
Politics takes a back seat
Opening day of the baseball season is a de facto national holiday. On a rainy day, Wrigley Field was filled with 41,000 fans anxious to see the Cubs march toward the NL Central crown. I was glad to be there, too, but for different reasonsâ€”a break from politics and a way to keep my eye on the Cardinals' rival while silently rooting against them.
It worked, the Cubs lost 4-3. A great pitching duel between Carlos Zambrano and Ben Sheets came apart at the end when both teams' closers allowed three runs. In the 10th, Milwaukee scored a run for the winner.
A great day in the cold March rain of Chicago.