2 In 1st

It was a good weekend for baseball here in Chicago, topped by both the Cubs and White Sox climbing to first place in their respective divisions. Now, it’s only the beginning of a very long season, so let’s not get too excited. Even Cubs manager Lou Pinella was quick to point out that it was to early to pay much attention to the standings. But let’s enjoy it while it lasts.

A couple of highlights from the weekend:

  • The Cubs swept the Pittsburgh Pirates for the second time this season. The twenty-six runs in the last two days are the most scored by the Cubs in consecutive games in five years.
  • Sox DH Jim Thome hit his 512th career home run, moving him to 19th on the all-time home run list — tied with legends Eddie Mathews and Ernie Banks.

I’m starting to get excited about baseball season. This is actually early, for me. Usually I don’t pay attention until June.

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