What’s to be said about a 14-4 dismantling at the hands of the Diamondbacks that Cubs fans all over haven’t all ready said to themselves, to their television screens and to anything that happens to be in the way?
The Cubs got into it early when Nate Schierholtz and Wellington Castillo hammered out a couple of RBI’s in the fourth inning to propel the Cubs in front of the Arizona Snakes 2-1, but it was all Arizona after that. It’s a good thing games like that don’t count because nobody would want that game back.
The Diamondbacks hit six effin’ homers. While I’m trying to remain positive this season, games like that are difficult to keep a straight face at.
Donnie Murphy was claimed off waivers by the Texas Rangers and George Kotteras was placed on waivers yesterday. These are good moves because Mike Olt is looking more and more as the candidate to take on third base while John Baker will provide Wellington Castillo the backup he needs.
“He’s a vocal guy and he’s a smart dude,” Jeff Samardzija said of Baker. “You definitely enjoy a cerebral catcher for sure. It’s nice even when he’s not catching that he’s paying attention to the game and is locked in. Even after the game, you can bounce ideas off him.
So we’re pretty close to seeing the team that will lead the 2014 edition of the Chicago Cubs onto the field next week.
Opening Day is Monday the 31st, but the Cubs home opener isn’t until next Friday. Does anyone have any special Opening Day traditions?