Cubs Rookie Javier Baez is a Hit

MLB: Chicago Cubs at Colorado Rockies

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:

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.

Believe it.



  1. Rays Renegade · August 6, 2014

    Rook pulled off a classy debut last night. Some might have been bitter about the trade deadline deal sending an infielder “bye-bye”, but it opened the door for another young gun to show his mustard…..Looking forward to seeing his name a lot the rest of the season.


    • Mark Gauthier · August 7, 2014

      Let me tell you, saying good bye to Emilio Bonifacio was difficult, but in hindsight I think Epstein signed him with the intention of deadline bait. That’s my gut feeling. Exciting times for Chicago. Finally!!!


      • Rays Renegade · August 7, 2014

        I almost came up for the weekend series, but have to travel a bit more to the northeast this weekend.
        I think it will be a great series with the Rays sporting their mostly Yellow-hued road retro unis in Wrigley.


      • Mark Gauthier · August 7, 2014

        I’m looking forward to that series. I love what they’re doing with the retro uniforms.


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