Don't know what the wind was yesterday, but he hit a 400 footer out of the park.
That's his 5th homer of the spring.
His league leading 22nd RBI.
I figure if he was on any other ballteam, he'd be that magical hope that sprouted up in spring.
If you were the manager of any other team, you'd be doing interviews talking about this Hoffpauir guy being the next big thing.
The pr machine would be out in full force, his agent would be getting calls about maybe Micah doing local commercials for, oh...Smith Lumber say.
On the Cubs, he's the guy hoping for a spot on the bench.
There are some things that aren't mysterious about Lou, and one of them is he loves guys who can hit.
Michah Hoffpauir can hit.
Of course, so can Derrek Lee.
Awhile back, I heard a radio interview with D, and sorry I can't remember who was asking the questions.
But he said that Lee had some very under-publicized neck pain last year, which led up to a question like, well Derrek, when do you pull yourself out of the lineup?
When do you surrender to pain and figure maybe somebody else might help the team better?
And Derrek's reply was that the way he was brought up, if you can get on the field then you can play.
It was something almost exactly like that.
And this is one of the reasons I really like Derrek Lee, and one of the reasons you do too.
He's a gamer.
So, it's just a tough nut with H-Power.
But please get him on the bench, and lets see what happens.
Today Lou's supposed to name the closer.
As time has gone by this spring, this has become a harder choice to make.
I still like Marmol, but Gregg looks real solid too.