An Apology to Bryan LaHair

May 09, 2012 | Comments (1) | by Jake the Terrible Cubs Fan

It's hard for me to say this but...

I'm sorry.

I thought for sure you would fail miserably, and after a month you'd be relegated back to AAA and out of our lives forever.  However that has hardly been the case. I blame the long line of Cubs players showing promise that inevitably let me down. There are too many to name but specifically when it came to you I could only think of Micah Hoffpauir.  The parallels were all there. Roughly the same age when he had a breakout year in AAA, he emerged with the big league club and was given a shot, only to fall flat on his face.

Granted there's a lot of  baseball to be played yet, but you've already shown me that you sir are not the next Micah Hoffpauir. I just wanted to clear the air and say I'm rooting for you.  So are we cool?  Cool.

Mr. Samardzija.  You're still not off the hook yet however.

FUN FACT: In 47 games with Chicago, LaHair now has 10 home runs. That's just two shy of Micah Hoffpauir's 12 in 162 games as a Cub.