Cubs Win! Junior Lake’s Wardrobe Malfunction and Partying Like It’s 1914

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The Cubs win! Emilio Bonifacio did it again. He’s become a force to be reckoned with. I was a little skeptical having him hit leadoff, but Starlin Castro hasn’t found his groove yet and well, Emilio Bonifacio has just taken over and gone above and beyond all expectations.

“He’s on fire and hopefully he continues,” Rick Renteria said of Bonifacio, now 11-for-16 for the season. “We’re seeing a lot of guys have good at-bats. We had some balls hit well. We’re on the right track.”

He’s gone to bat 16 times and 11 hits. Wow!

Third baseman Mike Olt grabbed his first home run of the season. Expecting many more, Mike.

So, Junior Lake looked funny yesterday wearing the other Cubs road jersey instead of the one he was supposed to be wearing. No, he wasn’t charged with an error.

This is it! The day Cubs fans rejoice, the home opener has arrived and let the festivities begin. Dust the barbecue off and grab your favourite steak, beverage and snacks. Today, the Cubs face the Phillies and there’s a bit of awkwardness happening. Ryne Sandberg will be sitting in a Phillies uniform probably going to tip his cap to the fans as they celebrate one hundred years at Wrigley Field.

“Wrigley Field is a special place to me and my career, so going back there and going back in this capacity [as Phillies manager], I’m very anxious and excited about that,” Sandberg said.

Anyone have any opening day traditions? Do you skip work and invite friends over? Tail Gate? This is a great day because it herald’s in spring and the return of baseball to Wrigley Field. It’s been a long winter so this is as sweet as it gets.

“It’s not so much the eagerness to get there, but the season is moving forward, and it’s going to be nice to be in our home ballpark,” Renteria said. “It’s going to be an exciting moment for all of us. Like I’ve said, it’s still baseball.”

So polish up your,”Go Cubs Go” and “Take Me Out To The Ball Game”

Holy Cow!!!

Believe It!

–Mark

2 comments

  1. Dave · April 4, 2014

    There was today, and now it’s history.
    I’ll go out on a limb, and say we’ve got some extremely enthusiastic players on the Cubs who are pushing past analyst expectations of a cellar finish in favor of a stellar finish.
    Couple of loose ends to tie but, as I said during Spring, and continue to say: Why not?

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    • The Cub Den · April 4, 2014

      Yup, I agree with you. Somehow, despite the losses, someone forgot to tell Rick and his boys that they suck because I see some serious hustle in the team. Starlin Castro continues to frustrate me but the only saving grace is my son Darcy loves the guy. Hey, he’s three! “Hey look, there’s a big bird flying up there. Oh shoot, a baseball’s coming!”

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