Nothing better than having the story of the 2015 Chicago Cubs write itself, you know?
"Who the hell is Kyle Schwarber?"
Let me tell you, Dickie.
Remember that dream you told me about?
The awesome one where you were flying and it was SO cool, but then you noticed there was a big string around your neck and you looked down to see it was attached to the front foot of that giant frog, and all you could do was fly in circles, and then it opened it's mouth with all the big pointy shark teeth and it's tongue shot out at you and you woke up sweaty and crying?
He's worse than that nightmare, buddy.
He's a kid fresh from playing college ball at Indiana who got drafted by the Cubs last year as a catcher who could hit with the emphasis on hit.
The Cubs brought him up awhile back to DH in some games against Cleveland and Minnesota where he went 8 for 21 with a triple and a homer before they sent him back down.
So he said hell man, how's about I win the MVP in this year's All-Star Future's Game?
Then Miguel Montero jammed his thumb and went on the DL and Cubs management said hey this kid can hit and he's telling everybody he can catch... lets bring him back up and put him behind the plate.
And as you can see, the kid can rake.
Last night he went 4 for 7 with 4 RBIs and a couple dingers in front of his home town buddies (he's from Cincinnati) to carry the Cubs to a 13 inning 5-4 W over the Reds.
What he is is the latest example of The Cubs Way.
Part of this first wave of prospects who you probably think came out of nowhere just like every time the Cardinals bring up some guy and I say to you, "Who the hell is THAT guy?"
That's who he is.
Just another Cub perhaps beginning a legendary career in 2015.
God I love this team.
ps: I will continue to be in hell for awhile, sorry again for the spotty posting