I’m certainly not saying I have an issue with it, but for a team that has already made itself the subject of derision by virtue of its terrible on-field performance, hosting Nick Jonas today in batting practice is probably going to generate another playful jeer or two.

The 18-year-old pop star took batting practice with the Cubs at Wrigley Field on Monday. He slipped into a Cubs jersey with “JONAS” and No. 2 on the back, tightened his blue batting gloves, slid a weight onto his black bat and waved it around as he chatted with Cubs players, including Ryan Dempster, James Russell, Randy Wells and Reed Johnson outside the batting cage. When it was his turn, he strolled to home plate, tapped his bat a few times and cocked it behind his head.

“I was trying to get a few over the wall, but I didn’t quite make it,” said Jonas, the youngest of the the pop-rock band The Jonas Brothers.

He came close. He popped the first seven or eight pitches into the netting on top of the batting cage, but then he started lining balls to left field. By his third and final round, he was hitting the ivy-covered left-field wall on a bounce or two. cubs.com.

So, DJ LeMahieu is ready to head back to AA, then?

But seriously, I wish I could sign/dance/make a sex tape, or whatever it was that made this kid famous so that he got this opportunity. I would be launching balls clear past the pitcher’s mound.

  • Fishin Phil

    I say let him bat third, it must be his turn.

  • 1060Ivy

    The season has been saved. The Jonas Brothers have arrived.

    • http://www.bleachernation.com Ace

      Just Nick. It would require all three to truly save the season.

  • http://twitter.com/thomaswconroy TWC

    His promise ring probably kept him from hitting a HR. Don’t see the pros wearing those, do ya, kid?

    • http://www.bleachernation.com Ace

      Kosuke better freaking still be wearing the one I gave him.

  • RY34

    wow, dempster, russell, johnson, and wells actually give a sh*t what this kid has to say; well theres the problem, wells gets rocked by the powerhouse royals, dempster will get rocked by the giants hitting machine and russell gets rocked by anyone and everyone and yet these guys are intrigued by what joe jonas has to say, amazing, maybe they could all relive their childhoods thru him as well! with each day that passes, a new joke with the cubs the butt of it appears!

  • http://BleacherNation Bric

    Jonas had a number 2 on his jersey- Just like his music.

  • awesome

    on radio Sunday, can’t remember if it was the Score or ESPN, they quoted Quade’s reason for not telling Soriano and Aram V Castro about hustling. “they are vets with contracts and set in their ways, Castro is young and he (Quade) doesn’t want him getting bad habits”.

    poor weak excuse from a weak manager.

  • Cardfan

    I’d swear you were making this up if it wasn’t for the picture.

    Don’t worry, though – it gets better…

  • hardtop

    I know jealousy is a green-eyed monster… but what the fuck! This no talent bucket of douche gets to go on the sacred grounds of the friendly confines and swings the bat? (I didn’t actually read the article as the picture nearly destroyed my corneas, but I assume he actually took a couple hacks at the ball). Who thought this was a good idea? Or at least, who thought it was a good idea to let the loyals lovers of the ivy find out about it? Ricketts is so desperate to turn a profit, maybe he actually let Joni write a check to get on the field. I would feel better about it if that were the case. Sadly, I’m sure its not. Unfortunately being a pop princess allows you to do things real fans would mortgage their house to be able to do. Damn, if only I could regurgitate terrible bubble gum pop while pretending to play key-tar, I too could be rewarded with the spoils of absolute suckage. And seeing that wiener in the pin stripes just takes something away from the jersey… that feeling wont last, but that image of a promise ring wrapped around a bat handle is etched in my brain… yuck!