Thursday, August 02, 2007
The world may end
Look at this :
CHICAGO (AP) -- Matt Murton got the call to come back from the minors less than a week ago and already he's helped the Chicago Cubs climb into first place.
Murton raced home on Brett Myers' bases-loaded wild pitch in the ninth inning Wednesday night, sending the Cubs to a 5-4 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies and lifting them to the top of the NL Central.
"Some things in the past we got to leave behind us," said Murton, who had a 39-game stint at Triple-A. "It's just a great feeling to be around a winning ball club and have a chance to play in October."
The Cubs, who were 8½ games behind on June 23, finally overcame the Milwaukee Brewers -- at least for a day. Chicago's win, coupled with the Mets' 8-5 win at Milwaukee, puts the Cubs a percentage point ahead of the Brewers.
The Cubs are in first place by one percentage point. It's August. The baseball fates seem to be lining up in their favor.
It may be a sign of the end of all things.
Or, more likely, the build up to a another colossal let down for Cub fans.