Chicago Cubs: Alfonso Soriano Taking Step (Not Hop) in Right Direction

April 18, 2010 by  

Saturday, April 17, 2010 was a day to remember for Cubs fans.

The result of the game was less-than-favorable and the line drive that hit Tom Gorzelanny was something that we'd rather put behind us, but something notably positive did happen that day against the Astros.

It went without much notice at the time, but I remember the moment like it was yesterday. It helps that it actually was yesterday, but that's beside the point.

In the top of the eighth inning, Carlos Lee hit a fly ball to left field that was caught by Alfonso Soriano for the second out.

But something was missing. Something was different.

Bob Brenly confirmed: "No hop that time on a routine fly ball to the warning track in left field."


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