5/16 The secret to Sunday's win …
.. was Yoshi Nakazawa. The 47-year-old assistant athletic trainer was the Cubs’ bat boy in Sunday’s 4-3 win over the Pirates (check out Marlon Byrd’s blog). The players have enlisted clubhouse manager Tom “Otis” Hellman in the past but Yoshi was “volunteered” for the job this time. The Japanese masseuse was told he’ll have to be back in uniform on Monday night to keep the Cubs’ streak going.
“No, no, no, no, no,” he said, smiling.
— Carrie Muskat