This may be a lost season for the Chicago Cubs, but for Scott Baker, a meaningless game against the fourth-place Milwaukee Brewers on the NFL's Opening Day meant so much more.
"If you ain't first, you're last."
Ricky Bobby's life motto from "Talladega Nights" can apply to Dale Sveum's Cubs, too.
Even with big-league rosters expanding to 40 in September, teams like the Cubs still have issues trying to fit under the limit. A 40-man roster spot is a commodity.
By Meghan Montemurro
CHICAGO – Major League Baseball’s hottest-hitting rookie has proven he’s capable of impacting a game with a single swing of his bat.
Scott Baker made his pitch and got what he wanted. Now he has to execute on the mound.