There are lots of kinds of parkers, I guess.
But the rarest and coolest is an inside-the-parker by a Chicago Cub!
Javy Baez hit a ball-istic missile to the veeery corner of right at AT&T Park last night - maybe 410 feet or so - and it didn't go out.
Instead, it "caromed" (I wasn't listening to Pat but surely that's what he said) off the bottom of the wall and bounced a mile away from Giant right fielder Carlos Moncrief.
While that was happening, Baez was running and it looked like he got faster going around each base until... the headfirst slide past Buster Posey.
Oh yeah, Jason Heyward was standing on first when it all happened, so he scored first.
It's so breathtaking, an inside-the-parker.
You don't see that many, either.
Not quite a unicorn, but maybe a UFO.
Anyway, Cubs start the late-night West Coast trip with a nice 5-3 win over the Giants.
Jake Arrieta seems to be looking stronger and better as time goes along, which is important this year.
The Cubs beat a team they're supposed to... the mostly surprising thing was Willson Contreras went 0fer.
Milwaukee loses their second in a row, Cubs up by a game and a half and I also got a text from Dickie the Cardinal Fan that said, "AT SOME POINT THE CUBS HAVE TO START LOSING GAMES".
Okay gotta run.