This is my grown-up response to Alex Rodriguez' weird spouting off about Yu Darvish to put himself in the spotlight.
Actually, I hate playing into his hands by even doing this, but...
Here's part of what he said (from Cubs.com): ""A guy, to start a six-year contract with three of the worst months that you can ever see … They won't say this publicly, but it's gotten so bad. They've let him basically place and take control of his rehab, which is scary, because they don't want to create anything that he can kind of push back against. He'll let the team know when he's ready -- which, let me tell you what that means to a clubhouse, you lose respect quickly."
That last part stands out, doesn't it?
"Lose respect quickly."
From a cheater in baseball and in life.
it's almost too easy to rip the guy - just google "A-Rod cheats" and see page after page of headlines.
So I won't.
I'll just turn 12 like I usually do.
Here's a gif I made years ago and never put up.
Don't know why it cracked me up so much, but one day I said to my brother, "HEY, why don't you just take a little ride on the douche train."
It coincided with A-Rod being a douche, so I drew this douche-ey gif because he's such a douche-ey douche.
Okay, enough of that.
Lotta rumors flying around today, with Theo and Jed perhaps trying to snag a little more pitching.
I don't know what the Cubs have to offer, but it'll break my heart if Ian Happ is bait and David Bote's excellent play has made him that way.
It'll break my heart if David Bote is bait.
It'll just break my heart whoever it is because I'm so attached to this team and watching them grow.
And I think I already saw Happ come up, get hot, get figured out, and then adjust.
That's two kindsa skills coming from him - the inner ability and the ability to be coached.
I mean, I get it and for sure we'll see guys go.
I think if the players on the Cubs were paid now what they're gonna get paid later, they'd probably be the most expensive team in history.
Impossible to keep them all, right?
So yes, I must manage my own self and what is inevitable, and maybe somebody goes now.
And by the way, I also believe that Yu Darvish is going to be a huge part of this team before this season's over.
And I'll pull for him every single day.
Alright, now onto Pittsburgh and the Next Thing.
Beating the Pirates, who just got better with the trade for Texas closer Keone Kela.
They're gunning for the Cubs and Brewers, those Pirates, and the Cubs play them 10 more times after going 5-4 against them so far.
Be nice to end this evening 6-4.