I was out digging in what will be the garden soon when I got a text from my buddy Oif.
It said, "Huh? Manny Ramirez signs to be player coach for the AAA Cubs."
Dropped my shovel.
What the hell?
Of all the weirdo things for the Cubs to do.
Then I had a talk inside my head not unlike the one you see up above.
Bottom line is I'm sick of losing and anything they can do to help ease my pain is good with me.
Manny, if you can make Javier Baez appear on the big league club any faster, then buddy... be my guest.
If all you're really doing is trying to get noticed and audition for some team, we'll all know soon enough and you can get the hell out just as fast as you showed up.
But I really do want to believe the "you've changed for the better" stuff, the "he's a great mentor" stuff, and the part where Theo said, "If he can convince one player to not do (performane enhancing drugs)...
Anyway, just another blip in the long strange story we're all following with our fav team.
Who lost yesterday again to the Pads 3-4.
I guess Jason Hammel's hand still hurts, because he was "laboring".
But even with the loss, what a great day to be outside in the heat digging in a garden while jerking some chicken, a Pabst tall boy in hand with the Cubs on 'GN when Starlin Castro hit the 2 run homer in the 9th.
He's really doing well, and one might even be thinking about him returning to the All-Star team this year.
And now it's on to San Fransisco and the 1st place Giants (nice that Los Angeles is in 3rd, 5 and a half out in the West).
Last thing is of course Memorial Day.
This is my Dad as a young lieutenant, somewhere in the middle of somewhere, apparently.
He's the one who got a hole in one awhile back.
Always proud of you, Pop!