So evidently fairy tales can come true. Yesterday, Javier Baez, the Wonder Kid hit his first Home Run. Yeah,
I would have liked to have been beside Ron Santo’s seat somewhere in the great beyond after seeing that ball soar. The Cubs went on to win, 6-5
“He’s got a very powerful swing, obviously,” Rick Renteria said. “For the first game, I’m sure he got it under his belt now, and he’ll see that, ‘Hey, I can do this.'”
He does have a powerful swing. For those that have never had a chance to see it, do so quickly because it’s a rocket.
Now, I don’t want to be a “Told you so” guy, but check this out:
— Mark Gauthier (@canuckcubbie) August 5, 2014
Almost like I have one of those crystal balls. Not only did he get the Home Run, but he received the final out. The Cubs are on a roll now. Still, a long ways away from the post season, but could a .500 season be attainable?
Perhaps, but right now, Mrs. Baez is very proud of her son. We all are too. Don’t get excited for the parades just yet. This is one game and every game isn’t going to be like this one.
“Oh, but C’mon” you might say? I’m afraid not, my friends.
What’s blown me away and scared me a little by Javy is the ferocity in that swing. Either he can burn himself out or he could tear up the league and into the history books with that kind of power.
You have to admit though, the Cubs are a much improved team with that kid. There’s some great things on the horizon and I’ve got a feeling that the best is yet to come.
“It’s all about the team,” Baez said.