So, how about those Cubs?
While the air show jets practiced over Wrigley Field on Friday afternoon, the Cubs managed to actually score enough runs to win without a home run! Amazing what a few singles can do, isn’t it?
- Javier Baez added some home run insurance late with only one strikeout (!!!) on the day and he added some showy defense in the ninth to remind us that we do really like him after all.
- Jake Arietta had a strong game and Victor Caratini caught a guy stealing so neither had to blame their bad day on the other.
- In true Len Kasper fashion, he decided that sometimes you don’t like having tension in the clubhouse but sometimes tension in the clubhouse is a good thing thereby absolving Miguel Montero of all sins even though he’s not even a Cub any longer.
- Speaking of Miguel Montero, he caught someone stealing (!!!) Ben Zobrist I think.
- I didn’t see the game, just listened. Unfortunately I listened to the TV guys.
- Happ v. Happ didn’t live up to its hype.
- Most of the (dull) conversation that I heard seemed to center around Montero (duly noted above) and Jose Bautista. As you know Bautista has caused a bit (!!!) of controversy in his day, and Len spend a decent amount of time explaining how some people want less bat-flipping in baseball and some people want more of it. He decided that the older generation wants less, and the younger generation (himself included) wants more. Hate to break it to you Len, but you’re my age buddy. That ship has sailed. Nevertheless it doesn’t surprise me to hear he wants more bat flipping, since he obviously doesn’t get much else out of any good game than the potential of a brawl.
Please add your thoughts to complete this hasty summary!