In the event you are not “friends” with me on Facebook or don’t follow me on Twitter (and really, what’s the hold-up, people?), I found that attending a three-game series between my beloved (and terrible) Chicago Cubs and the hated (and damn good) St. Louis Cardinals is even more fun when you involve social media.
So then, here are my Facebook statii and/or Tweets from the weekend series from Aug. 13-15, in which the Cubs improbably took two out of three from the Cards (and beat Chris Carpenter in the process) at Busch Stadium. They are in order from when I posted them, so you can relive the games as I did (only without the giant nachos and beer).
Game 1, Cardinals 6, Cubs 3
4:30 leave for the airport. 6:30 board plane. Chance to see cubs win in st. Lou? Unlikely.
Leaving Chicago Midway for St. Louis. Got great tshirts though. Go Cubs, or something.
Why do I even bother buying a metro ticket? Nobody ever checks em. I want my 4 bucks back St. Lou. If Cubs somehow win, don’t worry abt it.
All hope is not lost for baseball. Long conversation on train abt cubs-cards with young black man. Are u listening Bud Selig?
Pujols just hit the first of his three bombs tonight. Its officially a cubs-cards game: I’ve seen pujols homer.
Cards fans know their baseball. Standing O for Yadi Molina in 1st AB at home since the brawl. Chills. Well deserved. Helluva ballplayer.
Game 2, Cubs 3, Cards 2
Kinda psyched to see a no-hitter today. Good chance with Carpenter vs. The Cubs.
Let carpenters no-hitter begin.
Busch stadium applauds the cloud that hides the sun for 30 seconds. 98 degrees with a heat index of 412.
La Russa justed bunted Rasmus in the 8th. Why doesn’t he trust the kid?
What’s it called when the Cubs finish a game with more runs than the other team? Oh yeah, a “rarity.” Still, overjoyed to be a spoiler for a day and beat Carp.
Game 3, Cubs 9, Cards 7
Game 3 today. Two out of three is waaaaaay too much to ask, right?
Great seats for cheap. Kyle Lohse pitching. Cmon Cubs. Maybe we got a shot after all.
I bring out the best in Albert Pujols. Seven games in three years: six home runs. And he’s got four more ABs today.
In busch. Line to restroom. Cubs fan leaves, sees the Santo jersey, motions for me to take open slot. Brothers in bathrooms.
Bathroom again. Cards fan gives me hell for Santo jesery. Other cards fan says: “give him a break. Santo is their mike shannon.” Shook that guys hand. Well played
What’s with all the empty seats busch? 8 2 got u down? Go Reds.
Hey, Mateo, try a strike.
AAAAAARRRGGGGGHHHHH! Only the Cubs could blow this.
Whew. Marmol. Win.
Dempster such a gamer. Love him. Thanks cubs.