The Cubs managed to win one more against the Astros yesterday, giving them the 2-1 series win. David DeJesus hit two home runs, Brett Jackson had two extra base hits (and two strikeouts) and so on. But there are other more important things to report today, such as Alfonso Soriano and Carlos Marmol clearing waivers.
And with Melky Cabrera now subject to a 50-game suspension for using PEDs, San Francisco seems like the perfect fit for a team that could use the Fonz. Except that he already turned down a trade to the Giants at the non-waiver trade deadline.
‘‘San Francisco is not good weather to play in,’’ he said. ‘‘I’ve never played on the West Coast, but we’ll see what happens. I want to talk to my family and see.’’
Soriano said he hasn’t been approached again by the Cubs about a deal.
‘‘Now there’s six weeks left to the season,’’ he said. ‘‘I’ll try to enjoy it with these young guys and see what happens in the offseason. I’ll just try to do the best I can and not think about trade deadlines.’’
Can anyone put together a series of film clips showing spectacular weather in San Francisco?