If there's anything I don't miss about Starlin Castro, it's his clunky hands.
His technique was flawed, and his hands were soooo slooooow compared to the guys making those plays for the New Cubs.
Yeah, we saw Addison Russell drop a throw a couple games ago, but overall it's kind of astonishing how much better that part of the game is for our viewing pleasure.
The other day with Lester on the mound and David Ross mowing down 2 runners in a row on some close plays at 2nd... when I watch those I just think back and it's such a world of difference.
You must have been shocked as I was that the game started up again at about the 3 hour mark.
In my head I'd already conceded, and then... turned on the radio driving home.
WHAT! THEY SCORED 2 AND NOW IT'S 3-4?
I sat in the garage and listened to the end.
Bummer about that last Cardinal run, but... you can't not pay attention to this Cubs team for a minute.
Something just might happen.
Last thing and I gotta run.
Dickie the Cardinal Fan has of course been texting throughout the series.
We're buddies and it's all in good fun, especially this...
I'm watching Monday night and it's the first time I'm seeing these new Cardinal kids.
Somebody named Hazelbaker has an OPS of almost 1.000?
I send Dickie a text not unlike I have in the past, saying where do the Cardinals get these guys.
Dickie's pretty proud of that, so he reminds me there are 2 other kids playing too:
And right at that second, Soler mashes a grounder to Diaz at short, he muffs it and then throws 15 feet over Adams' head at first.
I get to reply:
That's just plain fun.
Okay, Cubs go to Cinci tonight and it's Mr. Arrieta on the mound.
I'm gonna predict the Cubs get win number twelve.