MLB Network produced a short video on the connection between Baez and his ring bearer, and it’s incredibly moving.
Chicago Cubs News
Here in the early going, there have been some hiccups for the Cubs, but they are not necessarily things that won’t course-correct.
No Lester in Boston, no Arrieta on the anniversary of his Cincinnati no-hitter.
How quickly the tide turns after a great win, eh? Also: Anderson’s start, Schwarber employee of the month, Thames’ breakout, much more.
The last time the Cubs were under .500 this “deep” into the season was 2014. Some other “fun” facts …
Maybe it’s just me, but I think Ross is starting to look like a decent dancer.
The Cubs’ bullpen increases by one.
Good early signs from Addison Russell’s bat.
The Cubs and the fans did it well last week.
How Bad Has the Cubs’ Bullpen Been, Really? Also Butler Results, Fowler Struggles, and Other Bullets
Overall, the Cubs’ bullpen has been middle-of-the-pack, and really it’s only a couple guys who’ve struggled. And even those have been just a handful!
There’s at least a suggestion now that the drops in velocity we’ve seen from Cubs starters is not entirely unintentional.
Yeah, that was one of those times where the zone was legitimately bad. Also, are we worried about starter velocity yet?
The Cubs’ bullpen effectively swaps out a full-inning righty for a situational lefty. For now.
Almora’s impact, Anderson’s day, the Hall of Fame wants Cubs gear, Rizzo’s beersplosion, and much more.
In baseball, first you get the power, then you get the money, then you get the dingers.