I can't remember what radio station it was, but sometime last week I was driving home from work and Theo Epstein was being interviewed - I always like listening to that guy especially in this crazy Chicago traffic.
Anyway, he's talking about Kris Bryant (might be promoted to AAA) and the delays at Wrigley (I don't really pay attention to stuff that doesn't happen on the field), and when he was talking about this current Cub team he said something like, "If you're another team, the Cubs aren't very much fun to play right now."
I thought, well how self serving that statement is.
But this morning I counted the wins and losses in June.
11 wins and 7 losses.
I'm not going to go searching back in time, but this is at least as good a little stretch as any Cub team has had in years.
After yesterday's game, Anthony Rizzo said, "This is the nicest I've felt about this team since I've been here."
Makes me feel a little unusual in a good way.
I mean yeah I know we're not supposed to care about wins and losses, but doesn't this June make your summer just a little bit nicer?
Okay, a lot?
Starlin Castro hit a 3 run homer yesterday.
That's 1 more homer than all of last year, and he could break his personal best (14) before June is out.
People who don't live in Chicago are starting to notice and say nice things about him again.
For shortstops, his OPS is 2nd in the NL behind Troy Tulawitski, who is just a different kind of special.
Cub relievers kept Andrew McCutchen off the bases after taking over for Jackson.
Chris Coghlan had a triple and a double - his BA was below Mendoza I think less than a week ago.
Anyway, I'm going to say it - the Cubs are kind of fun to watch right now.
Probably this won't last and surely trades will happen in July, but it's nice that Rizzo and Castro can feel what it's like to win a little bit.
I'm so watching today, the only day that the 7 eleven painting will work.