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Podcast: Remember This Crap - Cubs center fielders
You'd think after a century and a half there'd be better options
The Cubs have been a professional baseball club for (most of) their 148 years of existence and you’d think that over that time they would have a long history of excellence in center field. You’d be wrong.
The guys are back to Remember This Crap about Cubs centerfielders over the years, with a special focus on the guys who’ve tried to play there the last 50 years.
Some are better than you remember (Rick Monday, Brian McRae), some are even worse than you feared (Corey Patterson, Felix Pie) and some you hardly remember at all (Cubs’ All-Star Marlon Byrd, Emilio Bonifacio, Carlos Lezcano).
They make the case that even though we grew up being told third base was the problem it hardly ever was, especially compared to center.
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