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Enhanced Box Score: Brewers 0, Cubs 8 – April 12, 2012

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Man, oh man, I wanted the Cubs to win today.


It’s not just because I was at the game, my first of the year. I’ve been fairly clear that I don’t expect the Cubs to be terribly competitive this season (in terms of, say, a playoff spot), but that doesn’t mean I’m ready – in April – to watch the Cubs lose heartbreaker after heartbreaker. It just felt like we all needed a win today.

Thanks to the Cubs’ bats and Matt Garza’s arm, we got it. The Cubs slapped hit after hit off of Zack Greinke in the third – and Alfonso Soriano stole a base, drawing the biggest cheer from the crowd – making for plenty of offense.

I had a blast before, during, and after the game. A big thanks to (and I apologize if I’m inadvertently missing anyone – I believe I warned you about Old Style squiggles) Steve, Spencer (who hooked a pale author up with some sunscreen), Al (from BCB), John (from Cubs Den), Ramin, Curtis (from As I See It), Jim, Tom, and Phil for helping make it a great day. Oh, and Tom Ricketts. More about that later.

The game was so awesome that we all had a nice laugh about this, rather than fearing an impending bullpen implosion…



Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation.