Marlon Byrd's Helmet is Better Than Yours and Other Bullets

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Marlon Byrd’s Helmet is Better Than Yours and Other Bullets

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The Cubs draw Jhoulys Chacin in today’s makeup game against the Rockies, which is fantastic luck. Chacin has already dominated the Cubs once this year.

  • Randy Wells says he felt good yesterday, despite giving up five straight hits (and then a walk) to open the game. He was decent thereafter, giving up two runs over the next six innings. Recall, first inning problems were the bane of Wells’ season in 2010.
  • Though he was annoyed with Starlin Castro’s defensive lapse yesterday, Mike Quade still thinks Castro should be an All Star.
  • With his league-leading 16th error on the books, calls for Castro to be moved to second or third base in the future are growing a bit. For now, it sounds like the Cubs have no intention of moving Castro any time soon.
  • Marlon Byrd, who starts his rehab assignment with the Iowa Cubs today, will wear a specially-crafted helmet that offers additional protection to the side of his face that was exploded by a fastball earlier this year. Insert helmet joke here. Mine would probably have something about a drool cup.
  • Various Chicago Cubs neighbors aren’t interested in extra parking in the Triangle Building, so the plans might well be going back to the drawing board. Literally. Again.
  • The Cubs might have most of their Opening Day roster healthy before the All Star break, which will almost certainly lead to a 45-game winning streak. Maybe 46.

Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.