THE GAME: Dodgers vs. Cubs (Game 3)
There is almost nothing I love more on a cool autumn night than a steaming bowl of spicy Asian dumplings.
Of course, that wasn't last night. Today and tomorrow are going to be more than 90º. But, whatever.
NOTES ON THE FOOD:
- Normally I go to an Asian market for dumplings, but I didn't want to miss any of the Indians-Blue Jays, so I just went to the nearby Whole Foods and got these Annie Chun mini wontons. They're not my favorite, but they'll do.
- The sauce was comprised of chili oil, black vinegar, chili paste with garlic, ponzu, sugar, green onion, and pickled red ginger.
- Speaking of which, kizami shoga (the aforementioned picked red ginger) is one of the most underrated ingredients to keep in the fridge.
- Like pizza, lobster, and Belgian fries, I could eat Asian dumplings in a spicy sauce every single day.
NOTES ON THE GAME:
- Clutch hitting, great baserunning, and a decent-but-not-great pitcher shutting down the opposition: the Dodgers beat the Cubs at their own game.
- WTF happened to the Cubs offense? 18 innings without a run?
- I actually saw Rich Hill pitch a decade ago in a PCL game in Sacramento. And he pitched for the Angels briefly two years ago. I do not remember either of those events. (The only reason I know I saw him in the minors is that I save the lineups from games I've been to, just to see who eventually makes it to the majors.)
- Game 2 was important the Dodgers. Game 4 is pretty much a must-win for the Cubs. Despite their stance that they're not panicked, you know the last thing they want to have to deal with is Kershaw taking the mound tomorrow with a chance to pitch the Dodgers into the World Series.