Mmmm deep dish
CHI-TOWN — Back home in the Chicagoland area this week to be on hand for my bro-in-law’s wedding. So, you guys are just going to have to live without Bastian bloggage until the Jays return to Toronto. I’ve already had me some real South Side deep dish pizza and it was glorious.
As for that doubleheader the other day, I doubt Ernie Banks had Cleveland in mind when he famously said “Let’s play two.” Although, if you’re going to watch a double feature, you can’t really ask for much more than those two games. Two really good, quick ballgames.
The pitching was outstanding. That might’ve been one of the best, if not the best, outing of Shaun Marcum’s young career. To outduel Cliff Lee the way Marcum did was really fun to watch. And I got to witness only the 14th unassisted triple play in baseball history, which was pretty sweet in its own right.
So, for those of you who were wondering how I was hanging in there that night, I was doing just dandy. Now, if it were a Jays/Yanks doubleheader where it might’ve been 8-9 hours of baseball, it might’ve been a different story. The best part was flying to Toronto early Tuesday morning, hopping in the car and driving 8 hours to Chicago and arriving Tuesday night.
In Jays’ land, looks like David Purcey will be called up for Friday’s start in Philly. No word yet on who will be sent down to clear room. And who would’ve thunk the Rays would be in first place in the American League East on May 14? It’s a crazy world we’re living in.