John Baker


The Cubs can’t clone the 2004 Boston Red Sox, even if Manny Ramirez becomes Bill Mueller’s assistant hitting coach.


A clubhouse wise guy noticed the blue T-shirt for sale at one of the souvenir stands near the players’ parking lot at Wrigley Field.


John Baker has become a face for this punch-drunk season of Cubbie baseball as the lead guitarist/backup catcher/emergency pitcher/quote machine.


This isn’t exactly how the Cubs envisioned impacting the pennant race, making waves with a rain-shortened game at Wrigley Field that ended after a delay that lasted four hours and 34 minutes.


While the situation may have gotten a little tense at Wrigley Field during a bizarre four-hour rain delay, John Baker and Anthony Rizzo decided to try and lighten the mood a bit.