Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Hey Rizzo, I'm flying to New York........

You can put me down:

Instant classic Cubs card right there.

Anthony Rizzo said he has a card of Alfonso Soriano hanging in his locker. I wonder if this is the one?

While Alfonso's Cubs career didn't live up to all it could have been it was a pretty solid run.

He was never even taught how to play the outfield until 2012 Spring Training when he told coach Dave McKay he wasn't. So they worked with him in spring training and he darn near came out and won a Gold Glove.

His leg injuries which started early on zapped him of most of his speed but I believe he had 10 stolen bases at the time of his trade to the Yankees.

Yesterday when the White Sox hosted the Yanks marked the first time Arod and Soriano played together. They had previously been traded for each other back in 2004.

I wonder how different Soriano's legacy would have been if he had stayed in Ruth's house?

He was a class act and never had anything bad to say about anyone.

He played hurt a lot and never complained. He was also a mentor to many of the younger Cubs. I wish the Cubs had just let him play his contract out just so he could have been around this year when they called up some prospects in the fall and for next year when the next wave of the franchise is there.

He could have helped them out in an unofficial coaching capacity and also played when they needed him, which, would still have been most everyday.

The whole Cubs clubhouse was watching on the tv when he hit his first home run with the Yankees and they all cheered loudly when it happened.

They said he'll be missed a ton and I miss him a bit already.

Back to the old duds, Sori!

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