My head is literally spinning from all the crazy stories revolving around the Cubs.
It turns out that John Lester has the "flips" - NOT the yips.
Surely you saw the ball get stuck in the fingers of his glove and then toss the whole thing to Anthony Rizzo, who looked like he was fielding a water balloon.
Then last night... Kris Bryant can apparently do any damn thing he pleases.
He turned on a hundred MPH fastball off Pirate reliever Arquimedes Caminero with Soler and Rizzo on base.
A double, he knocks 'em in.
But then like the Keystone Cops, Pittsburgh threw the ball around trying to get Rizzo at home, then all over the place trying to get Bryant who just... kept... going.
Til he scored.
It was immediately labeled a "little league home run".
Can not stop watching this team.
Jake Arrieta started out bad but settled down and went 7 innings with 7 SO, 4 hits and only one measly run.
God like, really.
The Cubs had 14 hits - Soler with 4, Bryant with 3, and Rizzo with 2.
AND THEN... I woke up this morning with a message on my phone saying the Cubs were calling up Addison Russell.
I figured Alcantara was - at the game I went to last Friday he pinch hit vs. Craig Kimbrel who started with a fastball and then threw two curves (I think), and Alcantara never got in a swing.
It was horrible.
But I saw Chris Coghlan look like that at the beginning of last season too, so maybe Arismendy can figure it out in Iowa.
Very excited about Russell, though.
I'll try to keep up, but man it's NUTS!
And more fun than forever.