Man, try to go fishing and all kindsa stuff happens.
Ryne Sandberg is the (interim) manager of the Philadelphia Phillies?
(And his managerial debut is vs. the Dodgers back to back with Grienke and Kershaw? Ouch.)
The Cubs shut out the Cardinals 7 zip?
They start off with 3 straight walks vs Jake Westbrook?
Newly acquired Jake Arrieta goes 7 innings with 2 hits, 2 walks and 7 Ks?
I knew the Cubs got Arrieta and Pedro Strop for Scott Feldman, but didn't know jack about those guys. Who knows - maybe this is like trading Jose Hernandez for Aramis Ramirez and Kenny Lofton (thanks again, Pirates).
Of course the bad:
WAKE UP DUDE!
You all saw the play.
Spaces out after catching a short (infield fly rule) fly and Jon Jay scores from 3rd.
I mean, I am TOTALLY a Starlin fan.
You don't come up and lead the NL in hits your rookie year without an enormous amount of talent.
You're not a 2 time All Star by the time you're 22 unless you're pretty special.
This year is a train wreck for him and there is a mountain of infield talent growing in the system so people are already tossing him aside.
I am nowhere near that point.
That said, your shortstop has to have his head in the game.
Like your pitcher Travis Wood on this play.
Lets see what Dale Sveum does with him today.
I was glad to see him send Castro to the showers, and glad to see Castro apologize.
Put him back in and move on.