St Louis Cardinals

Fun In The Wrigley Sun

CHICAGO - OCTOBER 02:  Carlos Zambrano #38 of the Chicago Cubs wipes his forehead in the top of the second inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game Two of the NLDS during the 2008 MLB Playoffs at Wrigley Field on October 2, 2008 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Mike TurnerContributor IApril 17, 2009

Yesterday was fun.  You just can't beat watching the St Louis Cardinals win behind the efficacy of Chris Duncan's titanium neck at the bat, and the hilarity of Chris Duncan's titanium glove in the field.

Yes you can.  A Milton Bradley melt-down is worth this month's payment to mlb.tv.

Today, PJ Walters makes his debut in a Cardinals jersey - any big-league jersey - against the big contract stud known as Big Z.

Zambrano is a quirky cat.  He's got stuff in that arm that is wicked.  He's got stuff between his ears that is mushy. 

I have watched Zambrano be unhittable through 7 innings, only to flame out due to a fielders error or umpires call, and give up the lead suddenly.  That's why he's paid the big bucks.

Perhaps the size of his contract is indicative of the reasons the Cubs have been such adorable losers for a century - plus.

Here's hoping the kid can throw well enough to throw Big Z off his game.  Here's hoping the kid doesn't get bombed in the first inning.  Here's hoping a bank error in my favor results in a million-dollar check in my mailbox.

Enjoy the game.  And since it's a day game at Wrigley - enjoy the drunken crowd.

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