Joe Maddon says Addison Russell should get a gold glove?
Of course I'm a Cub Fan, but so what?
A) I love when managers stump for their players like this and B) did you see the amazing stop of Wil Meyers' smash up the kinda middle?
That's not a fluke play for our favorite shortstop.
In the article, Maddon compares him to a young Jeter: "Very simple with the feet."
I guess the same applies to when he's not on his feet.
Plus, he's been SO HOT with the bat and it's obvious that like all good hitters he has the ability to adjust.
I almost did a thing yesterday just because I dislike Steve Garvey so much...
Did you know that in about 2-3 games Russell will have more RBIs than Garvey had in his best season as a Padre?
That would be 86 (of course he went as high as 115 with the Dodgers but whatever).
With the one he knocked in yesterday, Russell has 83 and it's still August.
Ernie had 143 in '59, when (I'm 99% sure) he was still playing short.
But other than that (and I didn't search everything), a guy named Bill Dahlen got 107 in 1894, Joe Tinker's best was 75, Don Kessinger had 53 in '69, Shawon Dunston had 75 in '95, Jose Hernandez had 43 in '99, and Starlin Castro had 78 in '12.
It's so early in his career, but I think it's safe to say that Addison Russell will become historically important as a Cub SS.
So lets see... the Cubs SWEEP THE PADS!
You've no idea the joy that brings me since they ruined the summer of '84.
Kyle Hendricks continues to amaze.
His mug along with Jake Arrieta and Kris Bryant adorn the stats page at ESPN.
And I'm in Wisconsin where there ain't no wifi yet I still got the night games on my AM radio.
Here's what it looked like here this morning:
Still no sign of Mr. Musky, but whatever dude - it's the Greatest Summer Ever.