The Cubs looked less like prizefighters and more like punching bags Tuesday night, as they let the Nationals slap them around all night. So much for a good start to the homestand.
Guest seventh-inning-stretch conductor Eddie Vedder, possibly the most earnest Cubs fan this side of Ernie Banks, wrote a short poem in the TV booth to describe his optimism on the season. Milton Bradley, who went 4-for-4 with his 10th homer of the year, phrased it much better afterward.
"We got a Rodney King beatdown tonight," he told reporters in the clubhouse.
You can't make this stuff up.
Even better, TwoFeetThick has a great montage of all of Eddie's Cubs appearances.