Matt Garza was traded to the most overrated city in the country this past weekend. He’ll be playing for the team that everybody roots for, but they aren’t sure why. Translation: he was traded from the Tampa Bay Rays to the Chicago Cubs.
He’s a 27 year old who has had success in American League East. If he can overcome the Cubs mediocre offense, he should enjoy more success pitching in the National League. He’s a nice addition to an already decent pitching staff. And Chicago welcomed him with open arms…even though they had no clue who he was.
The Chicago Sun Times welcomed Garza with a full-page spread on Sunday. But there was an issue – the pitcher in the spread wasn’t Garza. It was former teammate and current Tiger Joaquin Benoit. Garza and Benoit share the same facial hair design, but Garza is neither chunky nor Latino. See below…
Well done, everybody. Just like the Cubbies, I guess the Sun Times can get ‘em next time.
Tim is the founder and author of It’s Always Sunny In Detroit. Born and raised north of "The D", he was hands down the fastest kid on the playground. In his glory days as a Big Ten baseballer, Tim often thought about dating Jennifer Love Hewitt. After he hung ‘em up and got real, he graduated from law school and came back to Detroit. He has been keeping it sunny ever since.