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Life of a Low Stakes Gambler...

Monday, September 15, 2008

R.I.P. Hiro

So where were you when Carlos Zambrano threw a no hitter huh? I was on the edge of my living room sofa sweating every single pitch and hoping my dad would get home in time from work to watch it as he's a huge Cubs fan as well.

Well he was about 3 minutes to late, lol. But as soon as he walked in the door I was yelling "Dad! Dad! Z just threw a no hitter!"

But let's backtrack a little.

I started watching the game from the beginning not only because I had money on it, but because of the fact that it was being played in a "neutral" site which I thought would make for sort of bizarre game to watch. Miller Park was anything from neutral though as it upheld its long standing Wrigleyfield North nickname. 97% of the people in attendance were wearing Cubby blue.

Anyway I wasn't aware of the fact that Z had a no hitter going until around sometime in the 6th. We all know broadcasters are all but prohibited from uttering the words "no hitter" so I only became aware of it when Len Kasper said Z had faced the minimum number of batters thus far. But it wasn't until he finished pitching the 7th when I first began to think he actually had a shot.

Fast forward to the top of the 9th with two outs and a 2-2 count and I'm just a nervous wreck, lol. Splitter low and away and boom! Astros' Darin Erstad strikes out to give the Cubs their first no hitter since 1972. To say I was estatic after the strike out would be a huge understatement. I was screaming and jumping and just going crazy. Man and that was only a no hitter. Imagine what I'm going to be like when we win the World Series. =)


Later that night I was on AIM talking to my friend about the game and he gave me some pretty shocking news. This guy named Hiro who went to school with us was killed early Saturday morning by a train. Apparently he was trying to beat the train accross the tracks and fell.

I didn't really know him that well as he hung out with a completely different crowd than the one I hung out with and I don't even recall having any classes with him but it was still pretty shocking to find out a person you saw on a regular basis for 4 years passed away. Here's an online artcle on his death.

Certainly my thoughts and prayers are with his family.


Tonight's picks:

Woodlands Wellington -0.5

LA Dodgers -1.5

Philadelphia +7

Day Profit: +$9.71

Day Record: 2-1

Total Record: 116-126-7

Bankroll: $99.09

Total Profit: -$100.91

1 comment:

vtn said...

dang that sucks man.

i gotta stop jaywalking after i leave work. sometimes i run across when cars are coming real fast. one slip and kev will be writing an entry on me on crookedstraight hah.

hopefully he's going to a better place.