Tony Campana is one of the Chicago Cubs' September call-ups, and that's kind of fabulous since he's so much fun to watch.
Remember the above play?
I drew this illustration back in May when it happened, fuguring it would be one of the few truly awesome plays of the year. And if you go to Cubs.com, you'll see they did too since they put the video up in their September call-ups article.
Campana is such an interesting guy, and you so wish he could be a part of a good Cubs team.
I mean, it's hard now since they're so terrible, but on a good team you might see how he could really contribute.
And, you know, the Cubs have some studs that'll be coming up - that outfield will be hard to crack one day with Jorge Soler, Albert Almora, Brett Jackson...
I don't expect Campana to be starting once Theo Epstein is finally happy with an outfield.
But as a bench guy and part time starter on a good team, Campana could be the ultimate indulgence.
Like, if the Cubs were "Oceans 11", Campana isn't George Cloony or Brad Pitt, but he could be The Amazing Yen (remember the gymnast they recruited to go in the vault?)
In the meantime, I hope he sticks around even if it's in the minors til the day comes that we all go, "Uh, the Cubs are gonna be good this year."
Just because he's so fun to watch.
In the other meantime, Xavier Nady, the silly one-armed signing the Cubs made a couple years ago (remember the injured throwing arm, and Lou put him in right? WHAT THE HELL, MAN?), smacks a double off Justin Germano and knocks in 3 Giants.
Which came right after Germano loaded the bases and hit Hector Sanchez, so before the Cubs even pick up a bat they're down by 4.
And even though Tim Lincecum's ERA is north of 5, he's still Tim Lincecum.
Cubs get 2 off him, but that's all, and they lose 2-5.
But still, Dave Sappelt came up along with Campana and Adrian Cardenas.
Haven't seen Sappelt yet so that's something.
And the rest of these kids, I am positive, will be giving all they have.
And it's September, so I'm already starting to think about how much I'm gonna miss baseball when it's snowing out so...gotta watch.
Which flies in the face of the "What I did instead of watching the Cubs" competition.
I watched The Sandberg Game (which you can win!) last night, and it's so breathtakingly cool I'm going to watch it again today.
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Deadline is midnight tomorrow.