Sunday, September 14, 2008


The first for the Cubs since 1972. Milt Pappas, you have company. Big Z tossed a complete game no-hitter tonight in Milwaukee against the Astros. The Cubs and Astros hooked up at Wrigley Field north due to the devastation that Hurricane Ike brought to southeastern Texas. Zambrano struck out 10, walked one, and hit a batter in the rout. Cubs fans can collectively let out a big sigh of relief. Zambrano returned in playoff form.

As a side note to this amazing story, Cubs fans will love this bit of irony. The game was supposed to have been shown nationally on WGN, but was not because of some ESPN deal with the national broadcast of the White Sox/Tigers game. ESPN broke in to the game to show the bottom of the ninth in Milwaukee. Man, if I was a Sox fan I would be angry...almost as angry as I would be that the Sox squandered a 7 run lead in the 7th and 8th innings...just sayin'.

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