Tommy La Stella.
I am SICK that these guys are on the DL at this particular point in Cubs history.
It's opportunity time.
Like, we were just about to see what the team looked like with Baez at 3rd and Bryant in the outfield.
I was DYING to see that.
Baez busted finger.
He hasn't been the power monster we know he can be yet, but say I'm putting a tomato plant in the ground with the radio on and hear that he's up.
I run inside to watch.
I want to see it live when he bashes one over the Anheuser-Busch-funded screen in right.
The play he injured his ankle on didn't look like anything really bad happened, but oucheewawa it's the freaking 15 day DL for him.
Tommy La Stella - I was getting to like that guy but of course Addison Russell has been fabulous.
It's just a shame.
I know nobody likes Mike Olt, but I still do and I don't know where he goes but whatever - if he was healthy he'd at least be getting at bats here or Iowa.
I guess... it's a shame that we're watching a Mike Baxter when there's so much talent on this team I'd rather watch and hope for the future about.
Last night was a fantastic response to the whupping the Tigers put on the Cubs Tuesday night.
A laugher, which is just super rare this year with all the one run games.
The Cubs had 15 hits a couple homers a double a triple and 5 walks.
And Jake Arrieta continues to amaze.
Cubs 12 Tigers 3.
And right here in town the Blackhawks evened the series with Tampa 2-1 and... I use the word "insane" here too often which makes it lose it's meaning.
The last couple minutes of this game?
If you remained sitting there's something wrong with you.
(the painting is watercolor and the biggest one I've done in years - a full sheet deckled edge piece of Arches cold press watercolor paper. Been working on it on and off for weeks. I can't decide if I should paint the catcher in there or leave him blank, because he doesn't really matter. Lastly, the subject for this week's Illustration Friday is "airborne", so I put it there too.)