Monday, March 28, 2005

Cubs under the lights at HoHoKam

Our first and only night game at HoHoKam ended with the Cubs losing to the Mariners 11-7. Glendon Rusch started the game and allowed hits to the first 3 Mariners up to bat(all 3 scored) but Rusch settled down and retired 9 of the next 10 batters(5 K's) in 3 innings pitched. Jeromy Burnitz hit a 2 run rocket shot HR, Aramis Ramirez was 2 for 3. Nomar had a rare hitless game at HoHoKam 0-3. Chad Fox is still working on pitches he may not use in the regular season, don't think I would use any of those from tonight! Fox came in for the 9th inning with the score tied at 7, then allows 4 runs off 3 hits with 3 charged wild pitches. The Cubs left 10 runners stranded.

Earlier in the afternoon the Cubs held their annual spring Fan Fest, plenty of give aways and raffles but no autographs. The fans enjoyed a Q&A session with Jim Hendry, Dusty and the boys. Information gleaned ranged from, how Dusty's mom chewed him out after Darren(Dusty's son) was nearly trampled in the 2002 World Series, to how Nomar and Mia Hamm met - "a singles column in the newspaper", he was kidding, I think. Many fans asked very good baseball questions like the guy who asked Cory Patterson- "how are you improving your plate discipline?" One of the highlights had to be Ryan Dempster's, Harry Caray impression,(see pic) we plan on adding the best of the Fan Fest interviews (including Dempster's, Harry Caray) to the bonus section of "The Boys of Spring" DVD.

Only 2 more games left at HoHoKam, next game Wednesday against the Rockies.
Talk to you then. Tim

Dempster doing Harry Caray at Fan Fest

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