Did you know there's this guy in right field named Nate Schierholtz?
For the Cubs?
Kinda pigeon-toed, moves like one of the jocks you remember from high school?
Yeah, that guy.
He used to play some for the San Francisco Giants.
In fact, he's got a World Series ring from 2010 becuase he was this guy called "Nate The Great" when he played for them.
He got a hit and a walk in his 5 at-bats against the loser Rangers.
Right now, that guy has a .370 on base percentage AND a .582 slugging percentage.
For the Cubs.
Add that up and DAMN!
A .952 OPS.
He's supposed to be kind of a good glove with an excellent arm.
But this .952 OPS stuff?
He's ranked #9 in the NL right this second as you read this, if you're reading on Sunday morning, April 28, 2013.
You know who's #10?
You know who's #8?
So there's Nate standing there next to Ryan Braun and David Wright, and he says, "Hey guys, imagine me standing in the same OPS space as you couple All-Stars."
Then he goes, "Hey Dave, mind getting me a cup a joe?"
Just like that.
And David Wright goes, "Sure Nate, you want cream or anything?"
ISN'T THAT CRAZY!
Anyway, who knew?
Not me, because Nate Schierholtz is what they call under the radar - at least he's under the radar on my blog, since I'd never really noticed him before.
Even when Theo and Jed gave him the $2.5 mil to come be a Cub for a year, I thought "hmm, I wonder who Nate Schierholtz is?"
But I never really looked him up or anything.
Yesterday against the Fish, he goes 1 for 3, scored a run, and walked.
In a 3-2 game, that run is pretty important.
Which is what the score turned out to be, with the Cubs WINNING AGAIN!
It's a 3-game winning streak and today they might just swuuuh.
You know what I mean.
I hope this post didn't ruin it for Nate.
Because probably now, EVERYbody knows about him.