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”