Some guys, when they come to the Cubs, for whatever reason, need a year to get used to it.
I mean, it used to be get used to giant hope from the fans and continual losing.
Now it's.. get used to giant hope and actual expectations of winning.
Not so with John Lackey.
He just showed up and he's been awesome.
When the Cubs signed him, I was happy for anti-Cardinal reasons but didn't really expect him to be as good as he's been.
Lots of people think he's a little what? Overenthusiastic?
Something like that.
They don't like him.
But I don't know.. since becoming part of my favorite team, I've come to enjoy quotes like (from here): “I’m not someone who backs down. We were going to play a little country hard ball every now and than. You’re going to get me or I’m going to get you.”
Lets see what happens in game 2 of this Cubs/Nats series with him on the mound.
It'll be Lackey's 400th start.
Can't say much about game 1 except it ain't pretty when Max Scherzer's that on.
If I'm Addison Russell, I'd have asked security to find the baseball I hit out and trade whoever got it a couple bats or something.
Scherzer was just unreal.
PS: Did this painting over the weekend. Felt good to get out the brushes.