Saturday, October 25, 2008

The (Ex) Cubs are winning the World Series!

Mike Royko always said that no team with 3 or more ex-Cubs could ever win a World Series. That was true until 2001, when the Diamondbacks won it all with Mark Grace, Luis Gonzales, and Miguel Batista on the roster.

It may be happening again this year. Look at what happened in Game 3.

This old guy (even older than me!) pitched 6 1/3 innings, gave up only 3 runs, and left with the lead.

This guy (Scott Eyre) came in to the game to relieve Moyer, and closed the door on the explosive Tampa Bay lineup the rest of that 7th inning.

The only thing that was missing was a pinch hit home run by this guy (Matt Stairs).

This is why I'm rooting for the Phillies in the World Series. It may be as close as we can get.