It’s been an interesting 7 days for the Cubs since I last blogged…the 12 inning game yesterday was not a work of art but a “W” nonetheless. Three wins in a row and now above .500, the team is moving in the right direction. The weather here in Mesa, AZ has been near perfect since the Cubs left town, and looks to continue for another 4 days before the temps creep up, possibly 90 degrees by the weekend.
Kosuke Fukudome has been a bit of a surprise to me thus far with his bat. I really believe he was working on different aspects of his batting in spring training and hadn’t shown us the full “Dome” at the plate until the regular season started. Watching him this spring you could see he played a solid right field and had a strong arm as well as being very disciplined at the plate. At any rate, I think Dome in 7 games has put to rest some of the fears Cubs fans had this spring that he couldn’t hit Major League pitching.
It’s going to be an intriguing season and hopefully a great one for the Cubs. As mentioned in previous blogs I am headed to Ireland soon. While I will be working on another project there, I still plan to take the pulse of the locals and see what responses the words “Chicago Cubs” elicit on the Emerald Isle. I’m guessing the computer will be my main (possibly only) lifeline to the Cubs while I’m there…so we’ll see how that plays out. I will be sure to raise a Guinness and toast to; Cubs success this season. Will also post some photos of the trip while there…Erin Go Bragh!
Go Cubs ~