First, I need to let everyone know about the “panic attack” I had a few days ago. The Cubs were getting ready to play and I was unable to watch the game, but I was near a radio and tried to tune in. However, the one and only station that carries the Cubs in my area was not playing the game. Instead, Jim Rome was on the air. I thought this might be an accident, but to my dismay, it happened again the next day. So, I called the radio station and they informed me they no longer had the contract to broadcast the Cub games in my hometown and they would not tell my if another station was airing their games. Well, I scanned the radio the next day until I finally found their new home on the radio for southern Illinois. I was very relieved. Due to my work schedule, I am sometimes forced to rely on listening to the games. The good news about this change is that the new station is FM and the old station was AM.
In addition to losing the game, we also lost to starting pitchers to the DL and newly acquired Carlos Pena has sat out the last two games with sore thumb. Fortunately, Tyler Colvin filled in and played well even hitting a homer on Tuesday.