The excitement started nearly two weeks ago when the news became official that the Chicago Cubs had called Javier Baez up from Triple-A Iowa.
As the minute-hand ticked by on the big clock atop the historic Wrigley Field scoreboard, James Russell thought he was safe and sound.
Maybe Kyle Hendricks is the answer.
Ryan Dempster and Greg Maddux were teammates on the Cubs from 2004-06. Before he became an every day starter in Chicago, Dempster spent several years as the closer.