Travis Wood is fun to watch right now
Yeah, I know.
Is Travis Wood a mirage?
Can he keep this up for his whole career?
How about I don't care.
This guy has been nothin' but fun to watch pretty much all year, and after yesterday... well, some day he'll be able to say to his grand kids he hit a homer off Tim Lincecum.
During the Great Rebuild, there have been pockets of baseball action and some new players that allow me to not think about the how-long-til-the-Cubs-can-contend thing and just enjoy.
And at the very bottom of it all, that's what summer is for.
Okay, and maybe a frosty cold one.
The Cubs sweep the Giants with back to back to back one-run wins.
Doesn't really mean anything, but man was that fun.
Pitcher batting 9th.
i'm not ready for it to end.
i'm not ready for "well, they weren't supposed to make it this year..."
i'm not ready to talk about the off-season yet.
I can relate to that, E-Man. I don't think I'll enjoy watching a high-stakes away game like this on TV. I've watched a lot of games this season after they ended or at least after the Cubs got out to a decent lead. Since they usually win, I've gotten to see a lot of baseball.
But in this case I think we should probably all watch the game live, and not let the pressure exceed the pleasure.
Remember, as I told my wife when our kids went off to college -- this is a good thing! Enjoy it!
Really, really, really hope I'm wrong on this.
And thanks to Michael for our new diggs--and to y'all for sticking around!
You can't prove the performance is because he played the OF. You just can't. Sorry.
BTW, Bryant hit .168 in July playing 3B exclusively.
Bryant: Base running adventures.
Wrigley: 21 HR, 59 RBI, .311/.408/.629
Road: 5 HR, 40 RBI, .243/.333/.360
Rizzo: The slide, the catch.
Russell: All the defense.
Bryant: Pelting the video board.
Soler: 125 MPH ground balls.
Schwarber: DINGERS, surprising LF catches.
Fowler: Walks, the many walks he should have had on 3-2 BS strike calls.
Baez: That 3B play.
Ross: Walk-up music? Bullpen appearance?
No evidence other than 8 hits and 0 HR in 45 AB....