Sometimes I see things, and I just think “oh, that can’t be right” and then I consider it and I think “yeah, I guess that’s right.”
Edwin Jackson is only 29 years old? That can’t be right. He came up at 19 and…wow, yeah, I guess that’s right.
Edwin Jackson was on the Rays World Series team in 2008? That can’t be right. I don’t remember him starting a game against Philadelphia…and…but….no, yeah, I guess that’s right.
Edwin Jackson threw a no-hitter against the Rays? Totally believable. He did it with 8 walks and on 149 pitches? Oh, that can’t be right, I mean no manager would leave him in for that kind of….yeah….I remember now….yeah, I guess that’s right.
Edwin Jackson signed a four-year deal with the Cubs? Edwin Jackson who has been traded more than the Steve Sax rookie card that was in every deal Josh Pritchard and I made on my bedroom floor when we were nine? Four years? And he didn’t demand that a no-trade clause be included? That can’t be right.
Yeah, I guess that’s right. The only people who are more relieved (w/r/t the no-trade clause) than Cubs brass has to be Edwin Jackson’s movers.