How cool was that?
"Honey! I'll just be down here in front of the tv for the next couple hours WATCHING THE CUBS."
Soul-replenishing, joy-bringing, hot dog-eating baseball.
I found a tweet with the starting lineups for both teams (the split squads), but didn't realize Ian Happ was DH-ing until he came up in the 2nd, in the middle of the Cubs scoring 3.
Happ's a switch hitter, so he's batting lefty against A's righty Jesse Hahn.
That was after seeing Addison Russell walk, new Cub Jon Jay double, and Matt Szczur's single off Hahn's glove that knocked in Russell and Jay.
And... right back in it, aren't we?
You all heard that intentional walks are maybe gonna be a gimme-play, so instead of having to throw the 4 pitches all they'll have to do is signal from the bench. The batter takes the base.
Both Len and JD were super casual about it.
All I can say is every time they actually change a rule to make the people who lack attention spans happy, it'll drive me nuts.
But also, it'll drive me more nuts to allow myself to be driven nuts when stuff like this happens.
Blah blah blah.
Far more interesting is Kyle Schwarber leading off.
Or maybe next Saturday (same time, same station, vs Dodgers) we'll get a game with Eloy Jimenez and Jeimer Candelario playing.
Welcome back, baseball.