Nobody sets a better example than Derrek Lee.
The way he carries himself, the way he prepares, the way he cares.
He's The Captain without ever having to say, "Look at me."
You could say this season has been inconsistent for him, but he's got 90 RBI's, 20 homers, 181 hits, 155 games, and an unbelievable glove at first.
He hits number 3 for the Chicago Cubs.
When there's a mess of guys on base, there's nobody on this team more capable of cleaning it up.
With 111 RBI's, some of them the most dramatic of this amazing season, he's the scariest of the Cubs hitters.
You've seen his line drive homers, the ones that go out before you have a chance to stand up.
I've never seen him shorten his swing, in fact I've never seen him swing any way but hard as he can.
Fine with me.
I don't believe he's ever won a gold glove, but he's not far away from it.
He bats clean-up, and you can expect big things to happen with him this month.