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Open Thread, 5/24: Padres vs Cubs

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JBox and I are going to the game today. Say hi if you see us, but be prepared for us to act real awkward around you. We're like the Gaslamp Bwallflowers.

You probably didn't notice, but the Padres go for a sweep of the homestand today. Before you call me an idiot somewhere else on the Internets, the first sentence of this paragraph is sarcasm. This part you may or may not have actually noticed, but another win gets the Padres back to .500. The last time we were trending towards .500, it was so depressing. This time I feel giddy like I'm in the car and on the way to Disneyland on a Tuesday.

Eckstein will be back in the lineup today and I fully expect him to get drilled twice by opposing pitchers and spiked at least three times by runners sliding into second. If I were him, I'd also expect to get sucker punched by an ump. It's not outside of the realm of possibility that his cup will spontaneously combust while strapped tentatively around his manhood.

Here's a limerick while I wait for JBox to pick me up in his car:

There once was a team called the Padres
They had aspirations so high they were starry
When they started to suck
Black said, "WTF?"
And now they're as hot as tamales

I only put that limerick in there because the formatting of that picture of David Eckstein was weird. Do you like my filler? It's so much better than the people who copy and past the penalty text on FanPosts isn't it? That's because I'm more creative than most.

What are you guys going to eat at the game? I might eat a hot dot. I have a Cubs fan friend who I might try to find at the game and force him to eat crow for razzing me so bad when the Padres sucked.

Are we there yet? Formatting OK? Yes? Good.

Let's go Padres!!!


Lineup

Chicago Cubs @ San Diego Padres

05/24/09 1:05 PM PDT

Chicago Cubs San Diego Padres
Alfonso Soriano - LF David Eckstein - 2B
Ryan Theriot - SS Scott Hairston - CF
Reed Johnson - CF Adrian Gonzalez - 1B
Derrek Lee - 1B Kevin Kouzmanoff - 3B
Milton Bradley - RF Nick Hundley - C
Mike Fontenot - 2B Chase Headley - LF
Geovany Soto - C Drew Macias - RF
Bobby Scales - 3B Josh Wilson - SS
Ted Lilly - P Chris Young - P