Miguel Montero calls out mediocre Cubs for taking things for granted
Before the Cubs snapped a four-game losing streak with a 8-1 win over the Rockies Tuesday night, catcher Miguel Montero said the Cubs have to wake up and focus.
“The reality is we can’t take anything for granted and right now, I feel like we do,” Montero told reporters following Tuesday afternoon’s 10-4 loss to the Rockies in Game 1 of a split doubleheader. “Honestly, we’re just not playing at our highest level. We have to shake it up, wake up. This will be a good wake-up call for us. We either come to play the right way or we’re going to have a short season.”
Heyward says he’s heard racist taunts at Fenway and at other ball parks too.
“It’s not the only park I’ve been in where I’ve heard it,” Heyward said. “So that’s why I would say I’m not too surprised. And, again, when I say ‘not too surprised,’ I don’t mean it like ‘of course there.’ It happens. I’ve heard it my whole life, so it is what it is.”
The Red Sox issued an apology for the actions saying in part, “No player should have an object thrown at him on the playing field, nor be subjected to any Cheap Jerseys MLB China kind of racism at Fenway Park.”
On Wednesday, Sheriff was greeted at the ballpark with an all-expense-paid Nissan Altima rental car, courtesy of the veteran right-hander.
“Waino got me a rental car,” Sherriff recalled to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. “I freaked out a little bit. I started crying. I called my mom, and she started crying. Really, I’ve never had that experience. No one has ever done something so nice for me before.”