July 14, 2008
© Chuck Ingwersen, 2008
Why is Jim Thome of the White Sox featured in today’s ‘toon space? Well, because baseball is at the All-Star break. And because Thome, while not an All-Star this year, is swinging a mean stick lately. And because I needed to add some balance after posting about the Cubs.
And, finally, because I had this sketch of Thome handy, having drawn it a couple of years ago for a birthday card I made for my son.
Back to “funny stuff” tomorrow.
July 14, 2008
Cubs All-Star closer Kerry Wood peers out of the dugout.
Capt. Jack Sparrow, or a reasonable facsimile, mistakenly thought the Cubs were playing the Pirates.
Ryan Dempster suffered his first home loss of the season.
Jim Edmonds drove in one of the Cubs' two runs.
There are good seats at sporting events and there are great seats. I sat in a great seat — one of the best in the house — at Wrigley Field Sunday, thanks to a great friend. (You’re the best, Joe!)
I’m a White Sox fan, but when second-row box seats near the home dugout are the lure, I can swallow my South Side pride and head up to Wrigley. Besides, who says I wasn’t there to cheer for my former favorite Sox player, Aaron Rowand?
But really, it was all about enjoying baseball with good company on a sun-drenched day, and celebrating the fact that both Chicago baseball clubs were entering the All-Star break in first place. No gloating from me when the Cubs lost 4-2 to the Giants.
The only disappointment on my end was that Ernie didn’t show up and convince them to play two.