||[Jul. 12th, 2008|02:20 am]
I've been listening to the reports of the 7 year kid that was hit by a foul ball at Wrigley during Thursday's game. From the reports I've seen/heard, I guess he's out of danger of dying and the skull fracture should heal, but any long term effect from brain trauma won't been known for a time yet. |
The kid's first time watching a major league game and something like that happens. The Cubs official comment was wishing him a speedy recovery and "We look forward to welcoming him back to Wrigley Field as soon as he is ready."
Now I'll match the Cubs blue running through my veins to any Cubs fan around, but ... I wouldn't be surprised if that kid's first visit to a ball park may be his last unfortunately.
While it pales in comparison to anyone's health and well being -- much less a child's, the Cubs are 4.5 games up in the race to the post-season with more than half the season over. Very few times have I heard mention that little 100 year thingie, and other than this little reference, I think I'll try avoiding mentioning it until this season is over.
What I will mention, is the record breaking 7 Cubs players making it into this year's all-star game. Never before have that many Cubs players made it into the All-Star Game (although, the All-Star game is a popularity contest rather than a game amoung the best in the game like it should be -- I'm all for changing the vetting process to 1/3 fan vote, 1/3 sports writers vote, 1/3 players & managers voting -- like that'll ever happen).
As for me, ah, my life hasn't been worth writing about lately. Maybe down the road I'll get around to posting a requested pic of my new glasses -- Although, they do look a lot like my old ones, so I'm not sure how news worthy that is even (what's more news worthy, is I'm now finding myself doing the "remove these new glasses to read fine print old-person thing" for the first time ever with these new glasses--bah).