Cubs don’t get a no-hitter, but there was a pretty nice catch in the TV booth

BOSTON, MA – JUNE 30: Jake Arrieta #49 of the Chicago Cubs walks back to the dugout after being pulled for giving up his one and only hit in the eighth inning to Stephen Drew #7 of the Boston Red Sox during the interleague game at Fenway Park on June 30, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

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, Deshaies never won a Gold Glove, but he did post a perfect fielding percentage for the 1992 and ’93 seasons.

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.


This former editor and part-time writer at The Post is now happy to prove that if you combine 'blowhard' and 'blaggard,' you get 'blogger.' He previously had used 'Desmond Bieler' as his byline, but feels that shortening the first name to 'Des' nicely conveys his ever-decreasing gravitas. He also covers Fantasy Football.



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Des Bieler · June 30, 2014