Cubs win, Bolton draw
I went along to Gingers Ale House
this morning and met a mate for breakfast (American, Newcastle fan with a good understanding of the game) and we watched the Bolton v Man U match. It was a decent game with two unbelievable cock ups in injury time, one gifting Sir Les what looked likely to be a winner but then United snatched a draw when David Bellion scrambled home from close in following uncertainty from Jaaskelainen.
Despite the hordes of foreigners Sam Allardyce has signed during the past couple of years, I am amazed to still see Anthony Barness (see above) playing at left back, especially as I've always been convinced he is better right footed. Wasn't he another player Curbs converted?
I came home and watched Tim Henman lose
another Grand Slam semi final. He battled well but it was not enough losing in 3 sets to the phenomenal Roger Federer.
Last night I was at Wrigley Field to see the Chicago Cubs
- who I have seen probably 14 times this summer and have taken to my heart - beat the Florida Marlins 11-2
. It was a double header, making up one of the games lost between the two sides in a Hurricane swept Miami last weekend. Fortunately we were too late for the earlier game which saw the Marlins win easily 7-0.
The Cubs also won this afternoon, the 3rd in the 4 game series 5-2, which puts them ahead in the National League Wild Card race
. Unlike other American sports where almost everyone qualifies for a play off, in Baseball only the 3 divisional winners make it plus the best runner up in each League. I think I will do regular Cubs updates on here as we approach the last few weeks of the regular season.