It still feels weird talking about the Cubs as a team trying to acquire the last few pieces for a championship run, rather than as one that needs to rebuild from the ground up, but that’s where we are: with the reigning Cy Young winner and some of the best young hitters in the game, Chicago doesn’t need to make a huge…
Starlin Castro messed around with teammate Kris Bryant on a routine grounder in last night’s game. The shortstop pretended to field the ground ball behind Bryant, who actually fielded it. Aw, they’re in perfect harmony. Castro actually confused first baseman Anthony Rizzo for a second, there.
In the fourth inning of today's Pirates-Cubs game, even the WGN announcers were incredulous that Starlin Castro was ruled safe on this play at the plate. It turned out to be the first questionable use of a new MLB rule meant to crack down on collisions at the plate.
Just your garden-variety three-base error for Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro in this afternoon's fourth inning. He would later boot a grounder in the ninth, too, but the Cubs did manage to win.
Here's hoping everybody reads beyond the headline.
Starlin Castro, the young, hopeful face of the Cubs franchise this season, pissed off Bobby Valentine in a game against the Cardinals last night, and nothing good came out of it—unless you have a general appreciation for seven-minute rants on five-second occurrences in the middle of your baseball broadcast.
The moon orbits the earth. The earth orbits the sun. As for what the sun orbits....nobody knows. But on this sunny afternoon at Wrigley Field, a place they tend to play a lot of day baseball, the sun got in Starlin Castro's eyes.
We get the Pujols one; division rival, comes to Wrigley 10 times a year. But it's somewhat telling that the giant billboard, with room for the two biggest reasons to buy Cubs tickets, chooses Starlin Castro and Derek Jeter (in town for a lone interleague series).