We have so much to talk about today.
First, I think we’d be remiss if we didn’t discuss yesterday’s big story: Sammy Sosa’s Pinterest page.
Implied in the word “Pinterest,” is “interest.” In other words, your Pinterest page is a place where you showcase/remember things that are interesting to you. Here is a screen shot of my Pinterest page:
See? Baseball stuff. Travel stuff. A fire pit that looks like the Death Star. All things I like.
Now let’s look at Sammy’s Pinterest page:
So, I mean . . I’m not sure that Sammy really understands how Pinterest works. Although it IS full of things that are interesting to him, so he’s got that going for him. Which is nice.
If there are two things in life that Sammy loved during his playing days, they were himself and Chicago. Sadly, we can’t say the same about Justin Upton:
Sources say Justin Upton rejected a trade to the Seattle Mariners – one of four such designated teams in his contract, along with the Boston Red Sox, Toronto Blue Jays andChicago Cubs.
On the one hand, I can’t really blame Justin. I mean. . . I wouldn’t want to play here, either. On the other hand, I shall now proceed to feel rejected and to hate Justin Upton forever for this slight.
But who needs Justin Upton when the Cubs have Luis Valbuena? I’m sure you’re all relieved to know that HE’S PROBABLY ON HIS WAY TO CHICAGO RIGHT NOW:
CHICAGO (AP) — Infielder Luis Valbuena has agreed to a $930,000, one-year contract with the Chicago Cubs, nearly double the $495,200 he made last year.
Valbuena , who avoided arbitration with Thursday’s deal, has a .224 average in five big league seasons, including three with Cleveland. He played in 90 games for the Cubs last season, batting .219 with 28 RBIs, 36 walks and 26 runs in 265 at-bats.
Three Cubs remain eligible for arbitration: right-handers Matt Garza and Jeff Samardzija, and left-hander James Russell.
Cubs Con is next weekend. Anyone planning on stalking Theo and Jed? I’ll be the redhead behind the potted plant.
And finally, I really can’t wait for this: