They say pride comes before the fall, and never was that more true than during my recent radio appearance on The Lineup on Radio DePaul with Eli Hershkovich and Tom Bostwick. Everything started out normally, but then I walked right into a land mine.
I was having a great time talking Cubs baseball and the depth of the farm system, touching on Anthony Rizzo's resurgence and the possibility of Mike Olt either taking over or fading at third. But then I proved that, like Pedro Cerrano, I can't hit the curve.
Eli asked me to give a play-by-play call of my all-time-favorite Cubs player hitting a home run and, after a little hemming and hawing, I unleashed what is probably the worst fake commentary ever provided. I have always enjoyed Pat Hughes, but I gained a new appreciation for him after my failed attempt. Eli did give me a 12 on a 10-point scale, but I'm reasonably sure pity was worth 10 of those.
I guess this means I need to spend more time holding my wife's hairbrush as a microphone with the Cubs game on mute, practicing my skills in real-time so I can be ready for my next impromptu breakdown. A smarter man would probably bury the evidence of this snafu, but I'm not that man.
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