Seiya Suzuki Can’t Chat Right Now, He Wants Qdoba
Cubs President Jed Hoyer suggested last night that we COULD see outfielder Seiya Suzuki back with the big league team as soon as Friday, when the Cubs head to Los Angeles to open a series against the Dodgers. It’ll depend on how he looks and feels in this stretch at Triple-A Iowa, the latest chunk of which is a set of back-to-back games last night and today.
In other words, Suzuki’s time in the minor leagues could be very brief. As fans, primarily, of the Chicago Cubs, that’s certainly what we have to hope.
That said, I do also have hopes for those folks with the Iowa Cubs – their personnel, their fans, their players – that they get a chance to interact with Suzuki, an international baseball star, and certainly a very jovial sort. Who wouldn’t want to chat him up for a moment?
Ah, but if you’re going to do it, you’ll have to find a time when Suzuki doesn’t have a hankering for fast casual Mexican food, complete with queso and guac included at no extra charge.
Apparently Suzuki is a big Qdoba fan:
(Bah, the tweet has since been deleted, but the gist was Suzuki was unable to meet with the media because Qdoba closed in an hour and he wanted to be sure he could get there.)
All due love and respect to the media, but HOW COULD YOU ASK THIS MAN TO MISS OUT ON QDOBA?! SURELY YOU UNDERSTAND HIS DILEMMA!
Assuming the working-with-the-trainers part was just standard operating procedure – and the game did go late – then I am cracking up. The thought of Seiya Suzuki deciding he wanted Qdoba for a post-game meal, and then finding out that it closes soon, puts pictures in my head of a madcap scramble to get from the ballpark to the restaurant ASAP. “DON’T MISS THIS LIGHT! DON’T MISS THIS LIGHT! I NEED THE GROUND BEEF AND SALSA VERDE!!!”
And, dude. I get it. I love Qdoba. I get the nachos and have ’em pile it high with EVERYTHING. Just typing this out is giving me some serious desire pangs, but I wonder if I can make it happen today, logistically speaking. See? I totally get Suzuki’s thinking!