Wednesday, August 27, 2008


The Big Blue Train is approaching full speed down the stretch. If the Cubs keep winning, it's in the bag!!!

Another Pirates sweep. That's the way to do it. The Cubs are over .500 on the road now.

Back to Wrigley for a 4 game set against the Philly's.

1 comment :

Ken Begg said...

It wouldn't hurt to mention how many games the Cubs have left during the regular season in the daily recap.

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