There’s no questioning the pride fathers across the world feel when their children do magical things for the first time. Taking their first steps to getting their driving license, it’s an awesome feeling to see the kids succeed. Yesterday morning, my son Darcy was so excited he ran downstairs to give me a Father’s Day present. It’s a beautiful mug and the best mug ever. Love you, Buddy.
Wilson Contreras‘s Father had a reason to feel pride after watching his son smash a home run at his very first MLB At Bat and at Wrigley Field no less.
“I was ready for my first Major League at-bat, but I didn’t imagine it was going to be a homer,” Contreras said.
The fact that the Cubs are all ready having an amazing season with these milestone moments further adds to the mystique and lore of the North Siders.
The Cubs went on to humiliate and sweep the Pirates by a score of 10-5. From Kyle Hendricks outstanding 12 strikeouts to Contreras’s first ever blast, the Cubs showed their might.
“I think we are [the best team in baseball] right now. There’s a lot of season left, so we hope to get better. A lot of other teams are coming for us.” Hendricks said.
It’s amazing to think too that Hendricks is the number five in the rotation so when guys like Contreras can blast like that and Hendricks puts on a performance alongside Anthony Rizzo and Kris Bryant‘s home runs, there’s no questioning the strength of the Cubs.
The Cubs shouldn’t rest on their laurels just yet. As Hendricks pointed out, other teams are coming for them. If you don’t think the San Francisco Giants’ eight game winning streak is something to fear, then maybe baseball’s not your thing. Don’t forget, the Cubs got roughed up by a very dangerous Washington Nationals team last week and then over in the American League, the East Division is heating up with the Orioles, Blue Jays and Red Sox. Oh yeah, the Texas Rangers are holding strong and I’m cautious with the Cleveland Indians, they’re looking better and better as the season moves along. So you see, there’s plenty of ball left and although Chicago is writing a Fairy Tale better than the Grimms, it could end up being a cautionary one.
“It’s just the same gig,” Joe Maddon said. “I think we’ve played well against just about everybody…I don’t get into all that division stuff. Just win the game you’re playing today and at the end of the season, you’re in pretty good shape.”