--Just heard a post-game interview with Michael Barrett on XM, where he said that the addition of Pierre to this team has not just changed the "lead-off" spot, but that it's infused the club-house with a level of confidence going into the games that they haven't had the past two years. He said that Pierre's addition has brought a level of excitement and positivity that has this team believing they can win--beyond swinging for the long-ball.
This supports my belief that there are more factors than just the numbers when analyzing change in personnel-- and that this team has a totally different attitude and outlook going into this year. You can see the camaraderie and confidence on their faces.
Seeing as the Cubs won today, I thought I'd focus on the positive-and avoid the knee-jerk tendency of some to start bashing on players as soon as we beat our red-rivals from the south.
Great come-from-behind victory. Great PH with Barrett, Great make-up homer and diving stop at first in the 9th by Lee, and Great pitching from Z (though he had the excessive walks).....Really it was all about overcoming the adversity of the errors--and getting into that bullpen, b/c Carpenter was tough.....