New Cubs Schierholtz, Fujikawa promptly put Chicago homes up for sale
on Dec 10, 2012
Mere days after signing with the Chicago Cubs, new players Nate Schierholtz and Kyuji Fujikawa have already put their local homes on the market in anticipation of inevitable mid-season trades.
“I figure I haven’t hung anything up yet, so there are no holes in the walls,” said Schierholtz. “My dog hasn’t peed anywhere. Why risk it?”
The ad Schierholtz put in a local paper read: “3 Bd, 2 Ba. Not lived in. Barely seen.”
Fujikawa, who has since signing made it clear that it was always his intention to come to the Cubs, made the decision in a different way.
“Upon examination of the roster, I see no reason for the historic Chicago Cubs to have a closer,” he said, through a translator. “For it is rare that they will take the lead at any point beyond May. Also, I have read about your housing market. Very poor.”
New pitchers Scott Baker and Scott Feldman have, together, found a way to circumnavigate the trouble by agreeing to rent and share a storage locker for the duration of their stay.