The boos started for Edwin Jackson in the first inning, once Matt Kemp launched a 96 mph fastball that almost cleared the top of the left-field bleachers.
Jason Hammel watched the Fourth of July fireworks show from Capitol Hill, right around the time Cubs president Theo Epstein put the finishing touches on a blockbuster trade with the Oakland
No matter what happens with the Wrigley Field renovations and the next TV contract, the Cubs will be in position to make a splash and sign Jon Lester to a megadeal.
What else is Jeff Samardzija supposed to say?
All along, the Cubs insisted Kris Bryant wouldn’t be getting a September call-up, and he’s not walking through the door after a monster season at Triple-A Iowa.