I spent most of the day inside, grudgingly bringing myself to attempt the first bit of spring cleaning and then putting together an art table.
Luckily, the Cubs were on.
Not alot of Spring Training left, and I'm kinda getting to like the seemingly random switching out of the players as the game goes on.
Allowing myself to try to discover reasons this season might not be as horrible as everyone says.
Alfonso Soriano hit another dinger today, but I totally am not falling for that.
Ian Stewart hit one you thought would go out, and should go out since they're playing in AZ, but a little short.
Not real sure Stewart's got that juice.
And I think more than anything we're going to miss the long ball this summer.
We're likely going to have to find excitement in "small ball" or "smart ball" or whatever you want to call it.
Geovany Soto was on first base with Ian Stewart up, and Stewart hit a bomb waaaaay out there in center to Felix Pie.
As Len and Bob pointed out, the usual play for a guy with no speed is to go halfway and hope Pie doesn't catch it.
But that's our new genius guy over there coaching first, Dave McKay.
And McKay has Geo run back to first, tag, sprint as fast as his catcher legs can let him, and slide to the inside side of second base.
In scoring position.
If this play happens during the regular season, expect it to be a highlight video on Cubs.com.
And it is pretty cool, actually.
Hopefully "little things" like that will lead to a run.
Next is Joe Mather.
Did you see his incredible catch in center field?
I couldn't help thinking that if Tony Campana's out there, his speed gets him to the ball but he doesn't quite have the concentration to catch it.
Don't know why, just seems like I've seen him miss those more than a couple times.
Plus everything I've read coming from Dale Sveum's mouth indicates that Mather's the #5 outfield guy.
11 days to go, guys.
Life will be gloriously back to normal.