Jake Arrieta delivered 8.2 innings of no-hit ball for the Cubs Monday night at Fenway Park. But enough about that. How about that grab up in the TV booth!
Comcast SportsNet Chicago’s Jim Deshaies was doing his thing when the Cubs’ Darwin Barney fouled a pitch way up and back. Deshaies, displaying aplomb worthy of the ex-ballplayer that he is, wasn’t fazed in the least by the baseball flying right at him.
There was no need to say, “Give that man a contract!” as Deshaies received several of those in a major league career that ran from 1984 to 1995. Per baseball-reference.com, Deshaies never won a Gold Glove, but he did post a perfect fielding percentage for the 1992 and ’93 seasons.
The case for not bringing your glove to the park, as presented by Jim Deshaies. http://t.co/xDD5xD5ejG
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As for Arrieta, after he gave up a hit to Stephen Drew with two outs in the eighth, he was given a nice ovation by the Fenway crowd as he left the field. Arrieta eventually got the win as his Cubs prevailed, 2-0.