With the division race in the National League Central still up for grabs, the Chicago Cubs and Milwaukee Brewers are taking their rivalry to a new venue: television. You might remember that, back in June, four Brewers — shortstop J.J. Hardy, center fielder Bill Hall and pitchers Chris Capuano and Jeff Suppan — appeared in an episode of The Young and the Restless. (If you don’t remember, here it is. By the way, does she still think Chris Capuano is the “best left-handed pitcher in the entire league” at 5-12 with a 5.21 ERA?)
Well, tomorrow, while his teammates take a day off from the pennant race, Cubs first baseman Derrek Lee will film a scene with actor John Stamos for the Oct. 18 episode of ER. It remains to be seen how things play out on the field, but the Cubbies seem to at least have won their battle with the Brew Crew on TV, where prime-time drama kind of makes daytime soaps look like the minor leagues.