Tuesday, August 26, 2014

PHOTO! "Our guy" Jorge Soler called up to Chicago Cubs, Wrigley exciting again

Soler Power! Cubs prospect and Cuban defector #21 Jorge Soler steps up at Smokies Stadium this past July. He was promoted to Triple A soon after this game and has just been called up to the majors (Photo Eric Rojas, Broker, Kale Realty)
My seven year old son Ryne is a huge baseball and Cubs fan.  He gets into the numbers and intently watches games.  While on vacation in the Smokey Mountains this summer we took the opportunity to watch the Cub's Double A affiliate Tennesse Smokies from the front row (our vacation highlight!).  We were particularly excited to go see the Cub's big name prospect Jorge Soler play.

We followed "our guy" Jorge for the last couple years since he signed with the Cubs after leaving Cuba in 2011. My step family is Cuban and we are always happy to see players make it in the majors.  The 22yr old outfielder looked enormous and played like a pro! We also saw a great game from top prospect Addison Russel who just arrived that week.
It's party time again!
The young players including Javier Baez and All Stars Anthony Rizzo and Starlin Castro have made it fun again to watch games at Wrigley Field. It's really cool to see my son follow his favorite players. We consider the ease of seeing major sporting events a huge plus living in Chicago rather than a suburb. Wrigley is about a 10 minute bike ride from our house.

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