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It’s Baez-mania at Wrigley Field today

Aug 8, 2014, 3:54 PM EDT

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Coming off his debut series against the Rockies in which he hit three homers, Javier Baez makes his home debut for the Cubs today against the Rays at Wrigley Field.

Over at, Patrick Mooney details how, in the space of just a few days, the Baez-hype has grown. Grown so much that Cubs brass is actively trying to downplay it some, reminding people of Starlin Castro and Anthony Rizzo. Fun times.

Of course, Theo Epstein is probably getting pretty excited himself. Here he is behind the screen during BP today, watching Baez hit one out:

Baez won’t always be facing mediocre pitchers in Denver. But for now people in Chicago are pretty darn excited.

  1. gargamelsmentor - Aug 8, 2014 at 4:03 PM

    Downplaying the excitement regarding one of the few bright spots the team has had in the last decade????? Yeah, that makes. Embrace it!!!!

  2. gargamelsmentor - Aug 8, 2014 at 4:05 PM

    See, I’m so excited I forgot to type the word “sense”… Oops! :-)

  3. renaado - Aug 8, 2014 at 4:16 PM

    This may not be a good year for Cubs fans but atleast they have some awesome young players worth watching for this season and in the near future.

  4. randygnyc - Aug 8, 2014 at 8:49 PM

    4 strikeouts for Baez at wrigley today

  5. charlescub80 - Aug 8, 2014 at 11:48 PM

    4 strikeouts today you say? Guess he is a bust after all.

  6. whocares44 - Aug 9, 2014 at 12:38 PM

    Wait until he has been around a month are so… And then see how he does..
    He is new.
    Even if he is as good as they say he is…..
    The Cubs need way more then just one guy….

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