Chicago treated us awfully well. (And San Diego scored 10 runs today, so although they lost, the Jed-Hoyer-ditching-the-Cubbies-for-a-West-Coast-vacay theory still seems increasingly likely.) He was probably all, “I miss you, I’m going back home to the West Coast!” and the Padres were all, “Yay! Come! We’ll make you cupcakes!”
I’m a good hipster. That was the first thing I thought of when I wrote that.
So he did (go back home to the West Coast, that is). He also snuck some magic potion in Xavier Nady and quite probably Matt Cain, too. In case you’re wondering, that’s not a doping reference. It was a reference to the greatest series of comic books that have ever been created, Asterix and Obelix. They’re French comics, but they’ve almost all been translated into English and if you haven’t read them, you seriously need to go do it now.
Alternately, read all the statistics about the records the Giants and Dodgers would have to have to end in a tie for first place. It’s a little mindblowing. In a good way. A very, very good way. Additionally, the A’s have the same record as the Yankees now and Bud Selig is more in love with the second wildcard than ever. Needless to say, he and I are going to have a little talk.
But I admit it: this second wildcard is a lot of fun, even if it’s kind of morally abhorrent or whatever.
Anyway, have a lovely Labor Day, peoples! The Diamondbacks will be in town tomorrow and over in Oakland, Billy Beane is in a fabulous mood. (But he still looks nothing like Brad Pitt.)