One day in late February, Logan Watkins became the play-by-play guy for Cubs fans desperate for Arizona sunshine, dreaming about baseball and hoping for an end to a brutal Chicago winter.
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.
Before Jorge Soler, before Javier Baez, even before Arismendy Alcantara or Chris Coghlan, there was Luis Valbuena.
What else is Jeff Samardzija supposed to say?
The Cubs and Pirates each have their own team chefs at Wrigley Field, but Chicago reliever Pedro Strop wanted to get in on the fun, too.