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.
Jorge Soler felt a sense of urgency watching Yasiel Puig’s all-out style with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
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.
Mike Olt's grand slam against the White Sox on the South Side seems like a lifetime ago.