How about the gloves of the Chicago Cubs?
There were highlight plays all over the place as the Cubs beat the Rangers 6 to nothin' yesterday.
I only had Emily's radio in the office, but Pat was calling up a storm and it was about as much fun as Cub Fan ears can possibly have.
Albert Almora in CF had a couple of catches including an over the shoulder game ender which was as much fun to watch as a walkoff (I accidentally found the game replayed on tv later).
Javier Baez, that guy's hands are like the Usain Bolt's of hands.
Did you see the slightly high throw from Willson Contreras that Baez caught and... you gotta watch in slo mo to see the tag 'cause his glove whips by so fast.
And Contreras, I think my first post about him was "Au Contraire!" (as in "You wanna steal on this guy? Au Contreras, dude.")
Super entertaining good old fashioned basic pitching and D baseball.
This is so awesome:
It's halfway through July, man.
Hendricks' ERA is not a fluke.
Lastly, the bats.
He knocked in 2 runs yesterday bringing his total to 53.
Look at this:
Did you know your All-Star shortstop has driven in more runs than Matt Holliday, Bryce Harper, Yoenis Cespedes and Giancarlo Stanton?
Yeah that's pretty good, Addy.
And Matt Szczur.
That guy who comes off the bench once in awhile to remind you of the danger that lurks in the Cub dugout.
He smacked a single, knocked in 2 runs and knocked out Ranger starter Martin Perez.
I'm trying to think of how the Cubs could have started half #2 of Cubs' season #114 (1902 is when they started playing as the "Cubs") more perfectly.
The Cubs are once again open for business, and all feels pretty awesome right now.
Jason Hammel's gonna lock horns with Yu Darvish today at 1:20, which will be about the same time my 8 pounds of spicy dry rubbed pork butt should be about a 3rd of the smoked.
It's block party day in Portage Park.
Come on by, the cooler is full.