Although last year’s Chicago Cubs camp was loaded with whacky hijinx, churned out daily for the players (and, by extension, for us), this year’s showing has been subdued by contrast.
In fact, for the most part, it’s been limited to various instances of dressing up by beloved team Strength and Conditioning Coordinator Tim Buss.
You might not think you can get a lot of mileage out of one guy willingly making a fool of himself for the good of the team, but then again …
Things you can't unsee: Strength coach Tim Buss leading #Cubs morning meeting/stretch while wearing a Lucha Libre mask and a Speedo.
— Patrick Mooney (@CSNMooney) March 13, 2017
Sweet merciful crap, Tim Buss… pic.twitter.com/5pwZazxCPO
— Sahadev Sharma (@sahadevsharma) March 13, 2017
— Carrie Muskat (@CarrieMuskat) March 13, 2017
Uh, yes. That's Cubs' conditioning coordinator Tim Buss: pic.twitter.com/oxKV7iMht5
— Mark Gonzales (@MDGonzales) March 13, 2017
Talk about keeping the guys loose, eh?
All in a day’s work for the defending world champs. And when they repeat later this year, they can look back at the profound impact Buss’s speedo had on their success.
“Never let the pressure exceed the pleasure.”