I tried something last year over at Aisle 424 that I called the Play of the Day that substituted a game recap. My reasoning was that everyone with a Cubs blog that wanted to be “taken seriously” did a game recap, and the last thing I want to do with the Cubs is take them seriously. So I highlighted a singular play that I thought was most important, most hilarious, or otherwise captured the essence of the game.
It worked fine, but I found I was writing almost full game recaps as I tried to set up the scenario of the Play of the Day, which kind of defeated the purpose. Meanwhile, they say a picture is worth a thousand words, so I’ve decided to go with the Pic of the Day to capture the essence of the days game.
I can’t promise it will always be timely, but I’m going to try to keep up with it for awhile to see how everybody likes it. So without further adieu, the debut OV Pic of the Day, starring DeWayne Wise as he scores in the 9th on a wild throw.