I'm going to try this "optimism" thing that my great and good friend SB's Tony Gwynn keeps telling me about. So...
(1) We worked the jitters out of our system in the first game.
(2) We made Lidge throw nearly 40 pitches in one inning. Hope we see him again tomorrow.
(3) Chuck New Town looked outstanding.
(4) There's no way Rickie's playing another inning after his showing today. Thank God for that trade for Durham.
(5) If we're lucky, a car might run over Corey Hart on the way back to the hotel.
Maybe that last one doesn't count.