1.) Former Cub Doug Glanville.
2.) Baker’s Reds NL Central Champs?
3.) Bonds Still In The Clear.
1.) Just recently a friend of mine asked me who Doug Glanville was on my LinkedIn page. In response I said “the former center fielder for the Cubs, remember?” Criketts…
“System engineer, New York Times columnist, the guy who went 293 consecutive games without a fielding error…hit the game-winning triple against Florida in the 2003 NLCS for the Cubs.” Nothing.
Well, I haven’t forgotten Glanville. Never will, either. He’s one of my all-time favorite Cubs. But for those who don’t remember Glanville, here’s a terrific article courtesy the Chicago Magazine.
2.) Tribune reporter Phil Rogers believes the Reds are the team to beat in the NL Central. “the Cincinnati Reds are clearly the best team that nobody is talking about. To say they are looking impressive is an understatement. They might win the NL Central by 10 games.”
A 10-game cushion? That’s twice the wins they won the division by last year, which was five games over St. Louis. I’m not saying it won’t happen. Baker’s bunch is my favorite, too. But I don’t see the Reds as heads and shoulders above the rest of the division. We’ll see.
3.) With Greg Anderson (Barry Bonds’ former trainer) staying quite, and doing so at the ultimate price–prison, Bonds will, I suspect, steer clear of the four charges of lying to a grand jury and one count of obstruction for testifying in 2003 that he never knowingly used performance-enhancing drugs.