On Friday I got a text from my cousin Gurke that said, "Oh my god, if you're not watching you'll know what this is about when you see the highlights."
I wasn't watching.
I was outside listening, and it was mostly Ron who described the indescribable play Javier Baez made on Jose Bautista's one hopper to short in the 9th.
Okay so here's the deal - any time you watch the Cubs and Baez is on the field, you're liable to see something so special that it becomes legend.
In 2008 I wrote the same thing about a Reed Johnson catch in Washington.
Remember this one?
Outfield catches where a guy crashes into the wall are so cool.
The ones where a guy really sells out and isn't leaping for show.
Johnson's catch was astounding.
So was Baez' catch and throw - even on the replay here... jaw-dropping.
And I doubt there's ever been a time in Cub History when the starting shortstop goes on the dl and the guy replacing him is as good or better than.
I'd be remiss if I didn't give props to Blue Jay center fielder Kevin Pillar and his amazing catch going full speed into the bricks.
Reminded me of Sam Fuld from 10 years ago.
Fuld was nuts and a joy to watch in the outfield.
Okay back to today.
Cubs sweep the Blue Jays in the craziest way yesterday with the 2 wild pitches from Roberto Osuna as his catcher Raffy Lopez allowed 2 strikeouts to become Cub base-runners.
After Alex Aliva grounded into a DB with the bases loaded the day before, it was super sweet to see him knock in 2 in the same situation to win the game 6-5.
Take a breath.
I got a text last night that said the Cubs have the 2nd best record in baseball since the break.
It's funny how the bad losses are so magnified because... we're more than okay right now.