Live from the FdL
Howdy from downtown Fond du Lac, Wisconsin!
Never heard of it? Don't worry, it's easy to find, right at the southern tip of Lake Winnebago, hence the French for "bottom of the lake." It may sound boring, but any town that proudly displays the fact that it has Schlitz on tap is aces in my book.
Last night I had a night off here in the FdL, and my buddy Mike Siegel was once again in the area shooting his show "If Walls Could Talk" for the Home & Garden channel. It's always nice to run into homies out here on the road. We had an interesting time simultaneously watching the Cubs and the Brewers here in Brewer country, with the locals not only rooting for the Brewers (who lost) but against the Cubs (who also lost).
With the Cubs game ending about an hour before the Brewers game, the fans were hoping to pick up a game in the standings by beating the Cardinals, and Mike and I were hoping the Brewers would lose to keep the Cubs' lead in the division at 2 games. Being the only Cubs fans in the joint we had to keep our celebrations very low key, a low five under the table or a very non-descript clinking of glasses.
I'll be able to watch this afternoon's game in my hotel room so I'll probably be a little more vocal in my support. Hopefully my neighbors on the floor won't get too freaked out.