Wouldn't your head be spinning with such an up and down, crazy career?
You're the Pacific Coast League MVP - the world is your oyster.
One day you're brought up to be the Cubs' 1st baseman.
The next they're bringing up Anthony Rizzo.
One day you're an actual Chicago Cubs All-Star as a rookie!
Sure you might say that he didn't get a fair shake. That he had 292 at bats against righties and only 48 vs lefties.That Dale Sveum shoulda started him against more lefties. It was a doomed season anyway, right?
You have to think that no other teams came to the Cubs and said, "Hey, we'd LOVE to have LaHair. What'll it take to get him here?"
In reality, there's another kid first baseman named Dan Vogelbach who may actually have the Golden Bat of the future.
The Cubs are kind of stacked at that position.
LaHair might go hit 50 homers and be a giant hero in Japan, too.