As a guest Monday morning on ESPN 1000′s Waddle & Silvy Show Mark DeRosa says he still has moments when he gets ticked about being traded by the Cubs.
The former North Sider went on to say that despite his arrival in Chicago as a virtual unknown player (to Cubs fans) the Chicago faithful welcomed him with open arms even to the point of making him a fan favorite, and that affection continues to resonate with him.
Plus, on top of his popularity in Chicago is the fact he’ll miss out on a chance to be part of the first Cubs team to win a World Series in more than 100 years.
Of course, listening to the interview made me wish for sentimental reasons that DeRosa was still a Cub, but I stand by my earlier opinion that dealing Mark was in the best interest of the team.
However, because D-Ro is a class act I have no doubt he’ll be shown the same love in Cleveland.
And according to Forbes.com DeRosa has plenty of company leaving town.
In this article Chicago is listed as one of America’s most miserable cities: terrible winter weather, high sales tax and plenty of corrupt public officials – to name a few – has steadily pushed Chicagoans to seek better living elsewhere during the past seven years.
Heck, even Obama left for Washington.
On the bright side, with the Indians playing in the AL Central Cubs fans still have an opportunity to get some more D-Ro when the Tribe visits US Cellular (June 4-7).