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Game 143 Open Thread: Cubs at Phillies

Death to the four-game series.

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I've decided that four-game series are terrible. That's right. I've made a decision about four-game series after all these years and the verdict is that they suck. I'm putting my foot down! I won't be silent anymore! We either have to abolish four-game series, or the Phillies have to win a tiny bit more than they've been lately. Just a little bit! Enough to not get swept in a four game series! Please. Please please please please please.

Sesame Street clip!

Disco and Saturday Night Fever had a huge impact on Sesame Street. This is not their only foray into adorable puppets dancing and singing to educational disco. They released Sesame Street Fever in 1978, an LP of disco themed songs. My family had two copies of the vinyl album. Two! In case one was unplayable we had a backup! That's how important this album was.


Today's Lineups

Dexter Fowler - CF Cesar Hernandez - 2B
Kyle Schwarber - LF Andres Blanco - 3B
Chris Coghlan - RF Odubel Herrera - CF
Anthony Rizzo - 1B Ryan Howard - 1B
Kris Bryant - 3B Aaron Altherr - LF
Miguel Montero - C Brian Bogusevic - RF
Javier Baez - SS Freddy Galvis - SS
Travis Wood - LHP Cameron Rupp - C
Tommy La Stella - 2B Jerad Eickhoff - RHP

OK, that's not actually 100% accurate. See if you can spot the difference!

Ryan Howard isn't in the second lineup. So if you had Ryan Howard and Darin Ruf circled, you get a gold star!

Discuss the game in the comments below.