8th inning disaster for Madson and Durbin and the Phils cough up game 1 in Chicago. They do pick up Matt Stairs to help out the bench with Jenkins out even though we're worried the season is slipping away. . The trade for Stairs is called one of the worst moves the team has made in years by a poster who's threatening to stop watching the sport because we traded Fabio Castro*.
Meanwhile, GameThread 8/29/08: Phillies (Blanton) @ Chicago (Harden)
Elsewhere, Republican Presidential nominee John McCain selects Sarah Palin as his running mate. I’m sure that if he passes far off in the future she will have nothing but good things to say about the man who put her into the national spotlight, even if they end up losing the election to the Muslim guy.
*Spoiler: Fabio Castro never pitched in the majors after the year 2007