After the Pirates first victory over the Cubs in 2016, today’s winning pitcher, Gerrit Cole, had some interesting thoughts to share during post game interviews. Here’s a link to the video, in which Cole is quoted as saying the following: “I don’t really think they’re the best team in baseball.”
First of all, Gerrit Cole can suck it. The Pirates can suck it. Pittsburgh can suck it. You guys had dropped 7 straight to Chicago to start the year, all the while getting outscored by like a million or so runs. So right off the bat, I don’t even care what phony tough guy Gerrit Cole has to say about aaaaanything.
Secondly, I love the way he kind of slips it in there after talking about trying to “salvage the series”. Kind of a soft move if you ask me.
Regardless, its pretty freakin hard to agree with Cole here. The Cubs have been far and away the best team in baseball in a ton of categories, and that doesn’t just go for this season. They’ve been historically nasty.