What a weekend, eh? The Cubs made history Saturday night by defeating the Dodgers and winning the National League pennant for the first time since 1945! They now move on to face the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday in the World Series! I’m not a huge baseball fan (no cars!) but I know a lot of long-suffering Cub fans, so I hope they can take down the Indians and win the World Series. I’ll be pulling for ’em so go Cubs, go!
I had a family thing yesterday afternoon at Hamada of Japan, a Japanese tableside cooking restaurant. I had some mighty tasty shrimp and steak with plenty of chicken fried rice and it was excellent. Anyway, I had recorded the Talladega race, so the minute I got home I settled in and started it up. There wasn’t a lot of the usual Superspeedway carnage, but one thing happened during the course of the race that I had never seen before. Early in the race Joey Logano came in for a pit stop while racing under green. Everything appeared to go without a hitch until the jackman dropped the car down and attempted to pull the jack out from under the car. Apparently when he initially slid it under the car, he had pushed it under too far and missed the jack plate. So when he tried to pull the jack out, it was stuck. Keep in mind that the jackman has less than a second to get the jack out from under the car. And once he drops the car down that is the cue for the driver to punch it and go. And that’s exactly what Joey did. Joey went out on the track and drove his car around the 2.66 mile track, at speed, dragging the jack wedged just in front of the rear wheel with the handle bouncing around. I would have loved to see the expression on the other drivers when they saw that.