My voice is a little hoarse this morning from yelling various iterations of “Hell yeah, War Bear” during Tuesday night’s game. Though I have gained no small measure of objectivity about this Cubs team since I started “covering” them, I maintain a meatball exemption when it comes to Kyle Schwarber.
That started with the IU connection, but it’s been fed by Schwarber’s authenticity and kind of throwback persona that reminds me of a mix between Jim Thome and Hulk Hogan. Dude looks like he’d be equally at home washing down a couple greasy burgers fresh off the flat-top with an ice-cold macrobrew or rocking American flag shorts while throwing around some iron following a game in which he’d just gone 3-for-3 with a homer.
And that’s probably because he is exactly that guy. As CSN Chicago’s Tony Andracki wrote, Schwarber celebrated his big performance with a visit to the weight room adjacent to the Cubs’ clubhouse. Par for the course for a blue-collar dude who spent his Monday off hosting a fundraising event that generated $280,000 for his Neighborhood Heroes program.
“I’m not worried about (starting),” Schwarber told Kelly Crull as “Go, Cubs, Go” blared in the …Read the Rest
Source:: Cubs Insider