GYBE wrote:What a payoff for everyone that's followed these guys throughout their minor league careers.
I remember years ago always thinking of possible future lineups with the kids. It would seem silly, surely some of them would bust. But no. Castro, Rizzo, Bryant, Soler, Baez and Schwarber all homered in Wrigley to beat the Cardinals in the playoffs. You couldn't script it any better.
No doubt. I remember moving to AZ two years ago and going to my first Fall League game (because I seriously had no idea what it was about). Bryant was mobbed by autograph seekers, but didn't play. Soler and Russell played. I remember thinking at least I'm seeing the Cubs play in October, even if real October ball is light years away.
Now I'm thinking 12 years ago to the day Matt Clement put us up 3-2 on the Marilins. The take away is anything can happen and Maddon and the Kids showed it's not predestined to go against you. Forget billy goats, black cats, etc. the future is ahead of us.