Cubs buy Castro ‘Concentration’ memory game to help with out counts and fundamentals
by Manny L. Scoreboard
on Jun 5, 2012
In an unprecedented show of the new “Cubs Way,” team management has decided to take a bold step in addressing Starlin Castro’s apparent lack of memory when playing the game of baseball.
On Monday, the 22-year-old shortstop forgot how many outs there were after taking a throw at second from Darwin Barney. In the meantime, he missed an attempt at a double-play. To boot, the San Francisco Giants plated a run as a result of the ground ball.
Manager, Dale Sveum, has considered benching Castro. However, upon further thought and consultation with Cubs President Theo Epstein, Sveum recanted his suggestion.
“We can’t bench him,” Sveum said. “How the hell are we going to show him off as potential trade bait? Therefore, I’ve purchased him the classic flashcard game, ‘Concentration.’ It really helped in teaching my kids how to count and recall certain things. I figure if he can remember how to match two cards, he should be able to do really complex things like count to three and understand the game of baseball.”
Castro was scheduled to address the media on Tuesday. However, he apparently forgot the media session was immediately after the game—instead opting to show up two hours later.