Rookie Cubs center fielder Brett Jackson has not only brought his minor league inability to make contact with the ball to the major leagues, but has also carried over those struggles to his off-field endeavors.
Apparently, after Monday night’s four strike out performance in San Diego, Jackson and fellow rookies Anthony Rizzo and Josh Vitters hit the local night club scene to help “brush off” the Cubs 2-0 loss to the Padres.
San Diego newspapers are reporting that Rizzo was seen leaving the bar approximately an hour later with two impressive 20-somethings (one in each arm).
The same couldn’t be said for Vitters–who left the bar with an attractive young lady, but soon let her slip through his fingers when he lost focus and let go of her hand. The petite woman was seen five minutes later with Padres closer Huston Street.
As for Jackson, he began the evening with a San Diego State co-ed named Ashley Tottenbury. Things looked to be full of promise until Tottenbury suddenly left–but not before throwing a drink in Jackson’s face.
Cubs middle infielders, Starlin Castro and Darwin Barney could be seen in a remote corner of the bar laughing and shaking their heads. “Total strike out,” said Castro as he handed Jackson a napkin before ordering Jackson back to the hotel room to polish Castro’s bats.