About freakin’ time. Let’s get this baseball and dance party started.
Overreactions R Us: So, today is the day of overreactions.
As we found out earlier today, The Schwarb is down. I repeat, the Schwarb is down. I’m sad, definitely. However, unlike some people that I saw on ESPN, I don’t think this means that the Cubs are dooooooomed. Sure, Baby Babe swings a nasty bat, but he’s not the only person on the Cubs who drives in runs. I mean, Rizzo, Bryant, Fowler, JHey, and Soler are still alive and kicking, right? Sure they are. So the Cubs are, too.
But that’s not even the biggest reach of the night. This is:
Can you spot the overreaction here? 🙂
Shortstops Everywhere: Today, Manny Machado played shortstop for the first time in roughly five thousand years. Now, yes, he came up at SS, but he’s been at third for so long that he should have been a little rusty. Nope. Not our boy Manny. He took to it like a duck to water. I wouldn’t be surprised if he covers SS every time JJ Hardy is rested because he was great.
And speaking of great, here’s one of the finest defensive shortstops who has ever played the game. Yeah, I went there. If you don’t think that Andrelton Simmons is one of the finest defensive shortstops who has ever graced a diamond, you need to get your eyes checked. There’s not too many things that I will ride and die for in baseball, but this is one of those things.
Simba for life, y’all.