Saturday, September 29, 2007

Cubs Win! Cubs Win!
The Cubs win the NL Central for the first time since 2003 and all heck broke loose on Clark Street on Friday.

"We want everyone to celebrate but in a safe and orderly fashion." Lots of cops.

Forget about traveling near Clark & Addison.

"Brains.... braaaainnnns...."

Zombies are slow, GD it! Not that BS fast, virus things. Those aren't zombies.

So, basically, to celebrate, everyone stood in the street and shouted at each other.

"The people of Chicago are protected by two separate but equally important groups, those that watch the crowd and those who text their friends. These are their stories. Dund- dung!"

"Trixies, StripedShirts, Barleycorns, Oh My!"

Clark Street closed to street traffic from Sheffield to Waveland. The girls on the right are asking someone to take to a picture of them.

Eventually, around 11:15pm, the police start clearing the street. First, the trucks with sirens and lights go down Clark with a voice asking people to move to the sidewalks. Then mounted units (5 abreast) canter down Clark (I love that after 3 centuries Man is still using horses for crowd control. Eventually, I will invent the long-bow.) Then the Blue Line forms on both sides of the street and yells at people to move to the sidewalk.

Brody's (nee Twisted Spoke) celebrates in true Clark Street fashion.

What says sports celebration better than not-so subtle misogyny?

The big lights are street lights. The tiny lights are news copters. You could hear them hovering. With the roar of the crowd, the mass of people and the copters it was all surreal.

Kids, if the Cubs go further it will be insane!

You may have noticed a small difference in the photos. I have an iPhone and I'm using it for pictures now. I think I prefer the original camera. Remember, I would love for you to send me a pic! Send some Clark Street memories in!

Love, Kent.

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