If the day that Bryant is finally called up is “Kris-mas” for Cubs fans, then yesterday was “Javy-kuh.” Okay, that sounded better in my head. By now, you've heard the amazing news that Javier Baez will be meeting the Chicago Cubs in Colorado tomorrow to begin his storied, Hall-of-Fame career of home run hitting, soul stealing, and ruling us like a god.
Theo Epstein told Dan McNeil and Matt Spiegel from 670 The Score in March that he wasn't interested in giving fans cookies. Well, Javier Baez may have earned his way the Chicago Cubs roster. But don't stop fans from treating this like we've been given a pile of Oreo's. Forgive me if I want to indulge in my #Javytime for eight crazy nights (or more).
— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) August 4, 2014
Just for fun, let's check out some of the fan reaction, euphoria, and a little mix of analysis too. What do you think, Len Kasper?
I don't know if Baez will rake for 2 months or struggle or something in the middle. But whatever it is it's great exp. for him for next yr. — Len Kasper (@LenKasper) August 4, 2014
Of course, it wouldn't be “Javy-kuh” without a comment by our favorite Baez fan, Jason Parks.
I'M SO EXCITED I'M GOING TO USE THIS EVENT TO GARNER RETWEETS AND BOOST MY SOCIAL MEDIA CREDENTIALS!!!
Retweet if you are excited to see Javier Baez play tomorrow for the Chicago Cubs!!!! Go Cubs!!!
— CubsKickAss (@Cubskickass100) August 4, 2014
Amazingly, when I read this I thought “There is the voice of reason.”
Baez is going to look foolish at times, even overmatched. Then once or twice a week, he'll hit balls that land in Winnetka #cubs
— Jordan Gorosh (@JGoro8) August 4, 2014
Starlin Castro acted as a prophet that foresaw this event, speaking through Tom Loxas.
How about that euphoria?
Javier Baez got called up which means mass celebratory riots across the Chicagoland Region. Stay indoors people. It's not safe out there. — Cespedes Family BBQ (@CespedesBBQ) August 4, 2014
One comment from a dumbass, just for fun.
CUBS FANS BE ALL HYPED FOR BAEZ....JOSE ABREU IS DOUBLE FISTING AWARDS FOR A SECOND TIME THIS SEASON. #cubssuck
— Kyle Kopinski (@kylek0pinski) August 4, 2014
And of course, I couldn't put together my “Twitter reaction” without my own reaction to finding out that Javier Baez has been called up. I've summed it up in this short video. Just pretend the newspaper is actually my cell phone, and that it says “Javier Baez called up by Cubs.”
Now that you've seen the fan reaction, let's please all promise to give him some time. The important thing to remember with Baez is that he often struggles when presented with a new challenge, before eventually busting out of it and going homer-crazy. Understand that by September some of those numbers may be ugly, but there's no need to overreact.
It's been two hours since Baez was called up and he hasn't done anything yet. #disappointed
— Cubs No-Hit Streak (@CubsNoHitStreak) August 4, 2014
I'm very excited for the #FireTheo idiots to come out of the woodwork in a week when Javy is struggling. Better get my popcorn now.
— Ryan Davis (@NotTheCubsWay) August 4, 2014
The Cubs' record may not be much to look at, but the team on the field is starting to get interesting. There's nothing wrong with the occasional cookie...right?
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