It's sooooo freaky to think that the last time we saw him, he was on the mound in the bottom of the 10th in Game 7 of the 2016 World Series.
In the grand scheme of things, he'd been a Cub for about .003 of a second.
He threw 2 pitches.
And the Cubs won.
He won't get to tell his grandkids til about 2050.
It was his first save ever.
Remember Orval Overall?
Here's a link to the video of him throwing the last pitch the last time the Cubs won, in game 5 of the 1908 World Series:
I hope you didn't click on that, because there is no link to Orval Overall throwing the last pitch of the 1908 World Series.
But there will be one of Mike Montgomery for a million years.
How famous can a role player from last year's team get?
(By the way, that painting is from a picture I took at the WS game I got to go to, Game 4, when he came in for John Lackey in the 6th.)
But THIS season will probably be a different story for him.
He's at least this year's Jason Hammel, although clearly Joe Maddon loves and trusts him as a utility pitcher who can fill any role.
And now they picked up another surgery recovery guy, Brett Anderson, also a lefty.
Anderson recently had back surgery, but as a starter for the Dodgers just 2 years ago pitched "180 1/3 innings of 3.69 ERA ball with 5.8 K/9 against 2.3 BB/9, leading to the qualifying offer."
If I were a pitcher and had had any kind of injury or somehow needed to resurrect my career, I'd just tell my agent to hook me up with Chris Bosio.
Okay, what is it now...19 days til pitchers and catchers report?
Championship football was so lopsided and dull... I already gave away my annual $20 Superbowl Square money never to be seen again... the never ending gray skies in the midwest... baseball just cannot get here soon enough.
I miss my flip flops like crazy, too.