I am in Chicago this weekend for a speech and have the added benefit of watching the game with my 89 year old mother in my hometown. We live close to Wrigley and we had the back door open to hear the roar of the crowd. Montero’s grand slam in the Eighth as a pinch hitter was a thing of utter beauty. The key was clearly my mother who intensified her prayers just before the breakout.
The Dodgers are an incredible team. I have said all year that the team that I least wanted to see in the National League championship was the Dodgers. They showed why tonight. Moreover, with Clayton Kershaw pitching in the second game, we are facing the toughest part of the series (we will see if that $215 million contract will pay off). I am also concerned about relying on Lackey as a starter against these West Coast hitters. For the moment, however, we are all celebrating this sweet victory in ChiTown.
My childhood friend John Cusack is at the game to cheer on our Cubbies, but watching this game with my Mom could not be topped.