4/14 Cubs vs. Yankees

SorianoandSon

The Cubs will see Alfonso Soriano (pictured above with his son at Wrigley Field last year) when they face the Yankees at Yankee Stadium in Interleague play on Tuesday. Soriano took care of the other Latin players on the Cubs, especially Starlin Castro. When Castro was called up in May 2010 at the age of 20, Soriano, then in the fourth year with the team and 12th in the big leagues, welcomed the infielder into his Chicago home. It wasn’t done at the team’s request or because both were from the Dominican Republic, but because that’s what some of the Yankees players did for Soriano when he first joined the team in 1999.

Soriano and Castro didn’t just live together, they were inseperable. They trained together, hit together, ate together.

“He was kind of like my father,” Castro said of his former teammate, who he will see on Tuesday when the Cubs play the Yankees in an Interleague game at Yankee Stadium.

“Not everybody can have people who, when you come to the big leagues the first time, take me to his home and let me live with him,” Castro said. “I didn’t pay a bill, I didn’t pay for what I eat, I didn’t pay nothing.”

It wasn’t just Castro, either. Soriano would take all the Cubs’ Latin players out to dinner every road trip and always picked up the tab. He never let anyone else pay.

“He talked about good things, like things you can learn about the game,” Castro said of the dinner conversations. “He’s a smart guy. He talks about things that you have to listen to and learn. He’s awesome. We miss him here.”

My note: If you want to read more, go to Cubs.com

– Carrie Muskat

23 Comments

Looks like rain tonight in NYC.

I`ll be astonished if the game is not postponed, Cubs Talk. Is miserable here in Pa. just two hours from Yankee Stadium. Has rained all day. We could have snow tonight and the temps will be in low 20`s.

So disappointed jhosk! No game today! The plus being that we can spend all day tomorrow watching or listening to our Cubs! SO – get all the chores, cooking, etc. done today and be ready for the show! This is definitely NOT April weather is it. I love the above picture of Soriano with his son. Hope our guys are having a fun time visiting with their former teammate. Have a good day jhosk in spite of the deluge! :))

Is it official that the game is postponed, White? I did not see it. Was looking forward to seeing what we can do vs. Tanaka. Guess he`ll go Wednesday instead. Have seen both his starts prior, and the reviews are mixed. He did face good offensive clubs, Blue Jays and Orioles.

Afraid so jhosk! It is official. Sure hope the weather will cooperate tomorrow. Have been looking forward to these Yankee games. Definitely want to see what Tanakas got! :))

There will be no weather issue Wednesday, White. I can assure you that.

Ernie Banks should be happy……….we are playing two on Wednesday.

Darnell McDonald gets a job at the Cubs FO………

Ex Cub Doug Glanville is racially profiled by West Haven, Conn police in his own driveway shoveling snow….some Racist Cop did not like to see a Black Man in a rich neighborhood……

Does anyone know what type of retirement gift the Cubs will give to Jeter?……..I have some thoughts……..

– front row tickets for the next Cubs World Series at Wrigley.
– infield dirt from Wrigley Field without Castro sunflower seeds
– an album of the BEST Cubs Chants from Ronnie Woo Woo
– a portrait of Tom Ricketts
– game used jock straps from Kessinger, Dejesus, Bowa, Dunston & Gonzalez
– phone number of Cindy Sandberg

Hey White and Carrie! I have wonderful news today! On June 3 I will be on the field to receive a grant that the Cubs are giving us! Oh MY GOODNESS! I AM SO EXCITED!!! 😄💕

Isabel — This is the VERY BEST NEWS! I am thrilled for you and thank you for letting us know! Will we be able to see which young lady is our Isabel? Hope so! I agree with Kenly Cub. — your daddy is taking good care of his Isabel! So proud of you!

I don’t think you will be able to see me because its before the game when they throw the 1st pitch but its June 3rd! (:
And thank you guys! <3

It`s refreshing to see you post, Isabel. You should engage more often. Congrats!

You go girl,I know your daddy must be proud,tell him to keep up the hardwork! It shows.

Oh thanks so much Kenly! Means a lot 😏

Isabel, somehow we’ll find you and get your picture up here. See you June 3

Isabel will be thrilled! Can hardly wait until her big day! :))

I agree with that, White.

U really think Isabel is a lil girl ? Come on Carrie

Actually I’m not small. I am very tall for my age but just turned 16 in March! :)

See you June 3rd :D

This will be easy to confirm in June; i.e. we shall learn who is telling the truth, HWSRN or Isabel. You must know whom I`m believing will be proved accurate.

this otta be good

I hope it is, I’m so excited!

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