Cubs trade Barrett to San Diego on ChicagoSports.com: "Michael Barrett's stormy stay with the Cubs ended Wednesday morning when he was traded to San Diego for catcher Rob Bowen, minor league outfielder Kyler Burke and cash considerations."
Phone calls and text messages flew around and to the Dee family today as our favorite major leaguer, Rob Bowen, was traded from the Padres to the Chicago Cubs. Greg said his phone had not rung so much since our friend Steve Reba, who pitched for Clemson a few years ago, was on ESPN.
Greg, who was home tonight, while I was a book club planning meeting, couldn't believe the coverage on The Leadoff Man on WGN and how the TV cameras actually turned away from the action on the field to show that "Bowen is in the dugout!"
Sammy Sosa, whom we have a cat named for, just hit his 600th home run. Prob shoulda been for the Cubs.
I cannot imagine how excited Rob's parents, Beth and Tom, are.