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Ben Zobrist making big impact for the Chicago Cubs

Two hours outside of Chicago, through miles of cornfields, sits a small farm town called Eureka, Illinois. It is most known for being the town that former President Ronald Reagan attended college. A small river town with a simpler way of life. But few know it is also the hometown of the man driving the Chicago Cubs offense. Ben Zobrist’s offseason signing with the Cubs has turned...
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Ben Zobrist’s Splashdown Only 115th HR to Get Wet on the Fly

I am a big fan of the unique features in various ballparks, whether it be the Green Monster at Fenway, Tal’s Hill at Minute Maid, having to climb a ladder to get into your upper deck seats at The Cell, or the troughs and dog-sized rats at Wrigley. But when it comes to mixing enjoyable novelty with impressive feats of baseballery, it’s hard to beat McCovey Cove at AT&T Park...
Via Cubs Insider
2 days ago

Ben Zobrist is hitting the snot out of the ball, which brings up a question

Should the Giants regret not signing Ben Zobrist to play in the outfield? Maybe, but probably not. Ben Zobrist has been my white whale for years. Years! For the second straight offseason, the Giants had a chance to get him. For the second straight year, they fell just short. Now he's hitting .328/.448/.504, which is like a switch-hitting Brandon Belt who can play second. That's...
Via McCovey Chronicles
3 days ago

Ben Zobrist is reinventing himself

The standard-bearer of versatility is making an important late-career adjustment. If this were any other player who was mere days from turning 35, I wouldn't be writing this story, and if this were any other Ben Zobrist story, I'd be writing a lot about baseball's standard-bearer for utility men that's been written 100 times over and over again. Thankfully, this is neither of those...
Via Beyond The Box Score
3 days ago

Zobrist stays in top form with extra prep

Cubs second baseman Ben Zobrist looks as youthful as he did when manager Joe Maddon saw him in 2006 with Tampa Bay.
6 days ago

Ben Zobrist trolls Fernando Rodney, tries to catch his arrow

Ben Zobrist and Fernando Rodney are former teammates, and the Cubs second baseman had some fun with the Padres pitcher during the second game of Wednesday’s doubleheader. Rodney is known for his signature bow-and-arrow celebration, which he does after he successfully closes out games. He got Zobrist to ground out at the end of the game, and the Padres escaped with a 1-0 victory...
Via The Sports Daily
11 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Ben Zobrist blocks Fernando Rodney arrow

It was a rough day for the suddenly mortal Chicago Cubs. With the bottom-feeding San Diego Padres in town for a Wednesday doubleheader, it seemed a forgone conclusion the best team in baseball would be adding to its division lead. However, the Padres had other ideas. San Diego took the early game 7-4, and the nightcap 1-0. It was a particularly big day for Padres closer Fernando...
Via The Comeback
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Ben Zobrist is baseball’s hottest free agent

Don’t look now, but Ben Zobrist has rapidly turned into the most sought-after free agent in baseball. Despite the fact that he doesn’t have a natural position and is about to turn 35, the World Series-winning super-utility man is set for a massive payday. And his price tag continues to rise. As of now, roughly half the teams in baseball are interested in Zobrist, and he is...
Via Rumors and Rants
December 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Ben Zobrist’s newborn daughter’s middle name is Royal

Ben Zobrist spent roughly 14 weeks as a member of the Kansas City Royals following a July trade, but it’s safe to say his time there made quite the impact on him. Such an impact, in fact, that Zobrist and wife Julianna named their newborn daughter Blaise Royal Zobrist. BLAISE ROYAL ZOBRIST, waited for her daddy to win the World Series & came the day her mommy's single ...
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Zobrist’s pregnant wife: Stay at World Series if I go into labor

Kansas City Royals second baseman Ben Zobrist has received clearance from his very pregnant wife, musician Julianna, to remain playing in the World Series should she go into labor. “She said, ‘You better hit a home run,’” Zobrist joked before the Royals’ 7-1 Game 2 victory, via the New York Post. “She already kind of let me know, if we’re in the middle of a game...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
October 29, 2015  |  Discuss

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