They don’t call it the Windy City for nothin’

Allegedly, today’s high here was 55. But the wind chill has made it feel much colder than that pretty much all day. We’re talking bone-chilling cold, and I’m sure it’s going to get a lot colder after the sun goes down. It is against that setting that Kosuke Fukudome will face Hiroki Kuroda for the first time in the United States. It also is against that setting that the Dodgers will try to get a few hits in key situations for a change. … Clayton Kershaw is throwing his side session right now (3:04 p.m. local time). … There is a big Miller Lite billboard atop one of the buildings across the street on Sheffield, next to the building with the Eamus Catulii sign, that I’m told changes with every series to show some clever slogan relating to the city of the visiting team. For this series, it says, Our People Will Toast Your People. Kind of funny, I guess, if you really use your imagination. It’s a play on the whole, shallow Hollywood thing. You know, have your people call my people. … Lasorda is supposed to be here to sing Take Me Out to the Ballgame during the seventh-inning stretch tonight.

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