I am currently 27 years old and will turn 28 this coming June. After obsessing over baseball for just about as long as I could remember, watching it, playing it, umpiring it for more half my life--and on top of it I like to consider myself a ridiculously obsessed Cub fan that is as close to the team as possible. I live near the park I never miss a game, taped or live or radio,....anyways I could go on and on about how much of a "educated fan" I think I am and how I believe I know more about Cubs baseball than 97% of the fandom. (3% room for error and pyscho Cub fans)
.....well the point.
I like to think my knowledge of baseball is strong but I also feel I have good instincts. My GUT instinct last night watching Soriano run hard from around the bases was to clench my butt and hope he doesnt strain anything. I can attack Soriano as well as the next guy and Im not a ledge jumper either (although I have been on occasion in previous seasons) Fact remains----all the opinions I can generate regarding Alfonso Soriano meant nothing to me when my first instinct/gut reaction/involuntary thought was that I did not want to get him hurt, therefore IMO, wherever the man is in the lineup he adds a lot of value to this team.
I am sorry to open this can of worms again.............