Then today, the Cubs played the Red Sox. Usually, I like the Sox, on the theory that one is entitled to one NL team and one AL team. However, when it comes down to Cubs vs. Red Sox, this is where JastaElf and I must part ways. The Cubs absolutely stomped the Sox, 14 - 6. That one of those fourteen runs was Gregg Maddux's homer just makes it sweeter. One of my favorite things in baseball is when pitchers hit and field well, which is why I like Kerry Wood so much.
This isn't cheerful and baseball-fannish at all, which is why it's under the cut.
I got home today and checked my e-mail. Among the messages was one from the Chicago Sacred Harp singers. A gentleman whom I knew, a longtime member of the northside singers, died on Tuesday after a long illness. His name was on the sick and shut-in list at the Midwest Convention, and it will be on the deceased list at Maquoketa River tomorrow. Good-bye, Dean. I may return to Chicago one day, and I may sing at the third-Sunday northside singings again, but I will never have your voice next to mine again. I'll miss you.