Marlon Byrd Is the Word for the Chicago Cubs

May 13, 2010 by  

I know it's early and a small sample size. But this shout out to Marlon Byrd goes beyond his early season statistics, which are pretty good by the way.

The man plays the game the right way. He seems to be a genuinely decent human being and a teammate who cares about winning.

In short, he is the opposite of the things many of us dislike about recent Cubs teams.

Sure, the fact that Byrd is hitting .341 with six homers and 24 RBI helps. But it's the way he goes about his business that impresses a cynical, long-time Cubs fan such as myself.

Now, it shouldn't be a revelation to have a player simply play the game the right way. They make big money, so we should expect it, right?

Well, consider how bad things ...

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