I found a Patrick Mooney article from July 2nd titled "Ben Zobrist breaks down what's wrong with Cubs offense (and how to fix it).
Makes you appreciate all the thinking Zobrist does, the example he's trying to set, the brains in his bat.
He's just a leader, that guy.
Anyway, I loved this "slap" quote, which was proceeded by him talking about facing pitchers who throw 97, how he's trying to get back to his zone and just make contact.
Remember how the Cubs came out of the gate in April?
It seemed like they were all of a single mind to not swing out of the zone and to make pitchers work.
Soon enough the starter had thrown his hundred pitches.
If you've been watching the Cubs as long as I have, that was just something I'd never seen before.
And I'm hoping that Ben here can help lead them back to that approach.
Okay, it's the 2nd half of the Greatest Season Ever.
And it's starting off with young Kyle Hendricks on the mound, and I'm SO excited that it's him today.
One of the last games he pitched, sorry can't remember which, but the announcers were national (not Len and JD).
And one of them said something like, "He's gaining a reputation as one of the best strike-throwers in the NL."
I'm happy we all stopped with the Maddux comparisons, but that's a pretty cool thing for a national guy to say.
My apps say it'll be about 73 degrees with a teeny chance of a shower.
But man is it gorgeous out right now.