This series accomplished two things. One, the Cubs closed out the last homestand at Wrigley on a winning note. Two, the Cubs prevented the Brewers from clinching the division in the Friendly Confines. I believe the words we’re looking for are “neener neener”.
The fun had during this last home series is enhanced with live observations from Kiki’s last game of the season. Consider yourselves warned.
-That Castro home run was pretty sweet live and in person.
-Soto repeating himself with two 2-run bombs in the same game.
-Several coaches were hanging out in left field during BP. Whenever a ball would come there way, Pat Listach would hit it towards the unsuspecting pitchers in left center/center. Hilarious.
-DJ with an RBI double.
-Welcome to the show, call-ups Rafael Dolis and Steve Clevenger. Just in time for rookie hazing, too.
-Byrd with a 3-run homer and almost catching up to Soto during his home run “trot”.
-Singing the stretch with Gale Sayers.
-Len buying the production crew dinner.
-Barney with two doubles.
-Castro leaving Wrigley with 199 hits.
-We don’t care for the Brewers, but John Axford, aside from having fantastic facial hair, seemed to have the most fun during BP. He tormented other pitchers, threw his glove in the air at a couple of balls, and had an overall good time. He may have won Kiki over a little.
-Casey Coleman with a quality start and a win.
-Watching Soriano interact with the left field fans.
-Russell throwing at DeWitt during BP when he wasn’t looking. The ball rolled past him and he was like, “Wait, what?” Again, hilarious.
-The grounds crew singing the stretch. Always fantastic.
-Matt Garza biffing a throw to some fans during BP.
-And the next day, he pitched a complete game win. Go figure.