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The weather’s been steamy in Chicago lately, so featured in the August issue of Vine Line, we asked a few Cubs players how they most like to spend their time on the water.
James Russell (pictured), LHP
“I’d say fishing. I’ll fish for anything, but mainly we bass fish. We have a pond near our house in Texas that’s stocked with fish.”
Lou Montanez, OF
“I boat and fish a lot in Miami. Shallow water fishing, flu fishing or saltwater fishing. I’m pretty addicted to it. I have a lot of equipment- but most of it was probably a waste of money. My wife tells me that at least.”
Jeff Samardzija, RHP
“Uh, I snowboard. It’s frozen water, I guess. I can ski and wakeboard, but I’m just really not that good at it. My water sport is more throwing an anchor out and floating around on the water.”
What a game, what a night: James Russell and Matt Garza were the first ones out to mob Aramis Ramirez after hitting a ninth-inning walk-off single in the Cubs’ 2-1 win over the Giants. (Photos by David Durochik)
It was a long homestand, and the Cardinals took 2-of-3 after the Cubs took 2-of-3 from the Dodgers. But one thing was for sure: The Chicago Blackhawks were offering the entire city positive energy in their chase for the Stanley Cup, and they brought it to Wrigley Field.
Last Tuesday, after they had made quick work of the San Jose Sharks, several of the players were at the game and chatted up Cubs left-hander Tom Gorzelanny.
In the stands (left to right) Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews, Brian Campbell and Adam Burish, all sporting their playoff facial hair in true lumberjack style.
Burish and Gorzelanny (below, left) struck up a conversation right before the game started.
Then they all watched as Cubs legend Lee Smith helped conduct the 7th-inning stretch.
And as an added bonus, international kung-fu film star Jackie Chan (below) threw out the first pitch with rookie James Russell catching him.