Tonight, the Cubs/Sox series ends the first leg of its journey to crowning the Oil King of Chicago, or something like that. The Cubs send Doug Davis, who nobody ever wanted to see in a Cubs uniform, against the Sox. Of course, in this bizarro season, we come to a place where we can’t live without him, lest James Russell gets another start.
The White Sox send Jake Peavy to the mound against the team that seemed destined to eventually acquire the former Cy Young-winning right-hander, but didn’t. You have to imagine that Jim Hendry now breathes a huge sigh of relief that they don’t have more dead money on their payroll than they already do.
It is all very exciting.