Northside For Life

Friday, April 08, 2005


Top of the 9th, Cubs have a 3-2 lead over the Brewers in the home opener. Out comes the closer by default, LaTroy Hawkins.

"Fasten your seatbelts, folks" announces Pat Hughes. Indeed.

Troy gets ahead of the first two hitters, then tries unsuccesfully to peck away on the corners before retiring them. An easy 1-2-3 for Troy? Say it ain't so.

He gets to two strikes on Junior Spivey before giving up a single. Troy never makes it easy.

Troy gets to two strikes on Lyle Overbay before Overbay shoots a grounder down the line for a double. Spivey scores. Tie game. Yet another blown save from Troy.

New year, same bullshit.

Fortunately, he gets Carlos Lee to fly out to center before exiting the field to a chorus of well-deserved boos.



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