yesterday Cuban defector and #1 Cubs prospect Jorge Soler did something practically impossible
he made us think about the Daytona Cubs.
even though he just turned 21 a couple of months ago, he’s on the first year of a 9-year $30 million contract with the chicago cubs.
they dont give 9 year $30 million contracts to 21 year olds normally, but bro isn’t your normal guy. he’s a beast with the bat both between the lines and outside of it.
in the young season the 6-foot-4 jorge is batting .435 with two homers.
yesterday in Daytona Beach he slid into 2nd and either got stepped on by Clearwater Threshers’ second baseman, or they had words with one another and before you could say Con los terroristas there was a bench clearing brawl between the two Class A minor league squads.
“Soler slid hard to break up a DP. The second baseman didn’t like it and said something” Julio Zuleta wrote in the comments of the Cubs blog Bleacher Nation. “They shoved each other. Javy broke it up. Benches cleared, everyone went back to dugout (including Soler).”
And then one of the building blocks of The Great Chicago Cubs World Series Champs of 2015 did this, which is what all got us to think of the Daytona Cubs:
“Soler then left the dugout with a bat, walked across the diamond and hit the [Clearwater dugout] wall, I believe he only hit it once. The announcers speculated it’d be a week suspension. I’d guess two.” according to Zuleta.
Nobody seems to have any video of this brawl and subsequent “personal delivery” which is surprising because the Daytona Cubs have served up two classic videos in recent years.
Remember when this weird drunk heckler guy was tased while being recorded by these giggling super fans?
how about when Daytona Cubs organist Derek Dye was ejected from the game?
seems to me that if ever there was a minor league baseball team that will produce a video of something bizarre happening in a game it’s gonna be the daytona cubs.