I know I haven't been as game-focused as I was before, as the LB staff has been doing a tremendous job of keeping us all up to date with our day-to-day brilliance of late - winning streaks, and Zambrano with a 1-hitter through 7 so far tonight (game tied 1-1, Top 8th).
I'm trying to dig up things to talk about, and I found another excellent Dusty quote regarding new Cub, and scheduled starter this evening at AAA-Iowa, Jerome Williams.
When asked about Jerome "Baby Back" Williams' chances of seeing the majors sometime soon, Baker mused for a while about his various mechanical issues - arm strength, pitch quality, pitch selection - before moving onto the touchier subject of JW's weight. Simply put, he's a little too heavy for the Wrigley mound at the moment, although last time I checked Borowski was hardly the sprightliest man on the bump either.
"We've got to keep him away from the fast food," was Dusty's tactful remark, making a sly dig at the fact that Williams has made some investments in Bay Area and Hawaiian barbeque franchise restaurants.
Koronka gets the spotlight tomorrow night, and should we see Williams in the dugout anytime soon on a sudden call-up, Hendry needs to make sure those sunflower seeds are unsalted and fat-free.
In an update of our other fresh face on the roster, David Aardsma acquitted himself extremely well last night in a start for AA-West Tennessee in a 5-2 win against some team from somewhere near there. Pitching 5 strong innings, D-Aard gave up 1 run on 3 hits, striking out 5 although allowing 5 walks in the process.
So who might we see on the Northside first? Honeymoon or The Big Save? And are Williams' restaurants any good?
EDIT: Williams is a partner in the L&L Drive-In franchise, owning a chunk of the chain's 100th franchise in Union City, CA near the Bay Area. The restaurant sounds alright: Hawaiian barbeque and other Islander delicacies. Apparently Seahawk TE Itula Mili is a part-owner of a Honolulu branch, as are other pro football players who went to school with Mili at Brigham Young. This concludes the "Useless Information" segment of the evening.
One last quick thing on this: the owners of the franchise make any investors/part-owners/call-them-what-you-will come out to the landmark restaurant in Hawaii for "training". This includes food prep and a whole host of other potentially dangerous lessons. Mili allegedly missed training sessions due to lacerating his finger while cutting chicken. Has Williams already done his stint, or might we see him flying out to protect his investment?
Wouldn't that be something....