One of those stories that, when it first came out, was SO not making any sense that you wanted to slap whoever was telling you about it.
I got an email from Chris Jaffe over at The Hardball Times - he wrote a whole story about it so I just hope to send you over there.
10 years ago, Sammy Sosa busted a corked bat right there at Wrigley Field.
In front of everybody.
This is of course one of my favorite illustrations from what I still consider the best Cub Season of my lifetime, 2003.
And then, the punishment:
I think I need about 20 years to figure out what I think of Sammy...
Anyway, Cubs play the Angels tomorrow night.
Remember how awesome Albert Pujols used to be?
In a couple years, the pain Cub Fans feel for Alfonso Soriano's contract will be nothing compared to what Angel fans'll have to go thru.
In 2021, Albert will be paid 30 million dollars to play professional baseball.
He was born in 1980.
Almost every stat of his has gone down since 2009, when he was probably in the prime of his prime.
The Angels have 25 wins.
Our favorite team has 23.
So when you watch this series, think about the Angels.
Yes, they have Mike Trout but...
Think about how happy you are that the Cubs now have a modern mindset about how to run their baseball operations.
That the GM is no longer a cowboy with a big wallet out there signing guys that sound good at the time.
Like Albert Pujols.