Wednesday was the 100th birthday of Wrigley Field and, well, the Cubs sort of celebrated as only they could.
Leading 5-2 in the ninth inning, a combination of Pedro Strop, James Russell and Justin Grimm allowed the Diamondbacks to score five runs in the top of the ninth, pushing them ahead by two runs in the eventual 7-5 victory. It was pretty much typical Cubs, something one young fan is sure to learn soon (if he didn't already).
During that fateful inning, the Cubs' lead had dwindled to 5-4, and the Diamondbacks had runners on first and third for Miguel Montero with two outs.
It was then that WGN cameras panned over to two young boys cheering the Cubs on, looking as nervous as the respective Cubs' relievers did on the mound. Well, Montero singled to right field, and the young boy's reaction was pretty much as expected.
And in the spirit of Wrigley's 100th birthday, Diamondbacks' broadcaster (and former Cubs broadcaster) Bob Brenly had the line of the afternoon:
#Dbacks analyst Bob Brenly, after TV shows young Cubs fan dismayed w/ Montero's tying 1B: "That's exactly what his grandfather looked like."— Jack Magruder (@JackMagruder) April 23, 2014
The Cubs are now 7-13 and dead last in the NL Central. The young fan may have more days like this coming in the near future.
But as David Kaplan said in the video above, "Look at the kid! Look at the kid! That was me. That was me as a little kid. He's crying, he's upset. He has every right to be upset. Run, run from this team. Don't do it. I'm infected. There's no cure for me, I'm terminal! Run little boy! Go!"