In a year where Anthony Rizzo and Starlin Castro have provided most of the offense, the Cubs got a lift from a pair of unexpected sources Friday afternoon.
Adrian Wilson has a rep, one of the hardest hitters in the NFL, a tough guy with a career marked by five Pro Bowls and three All-Pro selections.
While the Cubs try to figure out how to act like a big-market team again, the Cardinals are getting handouts from Major League Baseball.
Normally power rankings are interesting exercises and conversation-starters. Sometimes they’re worth a deeper look, though, for any number of reasons.
What others think of you doesn’t really matter (with the exceptions of our bosses, spouses and selected other significants) but it’s nice to be held in some high regard by peers and colleagues.