Darwin Barney Sets Errorless Record


One of the most under-the-radar Cubs has set one of the most under-the-radar records. Darwin Barney has been quietly setting an errorless record for the NL. The record before Barney set his sights on it was 113. That was set by another player known for his scrap: David Eckstein. Barney beat the record tonight at home against the Brewers. Barney acted as if he had committed infinite errors in the post game. Barney did not care about the record and was instead angry about the loss. Barney may not think this was a big accomplishment, but I do. It made me wonder, what has happened in the world since the last Darwin Barney error. The date was April 17th.

Since then……

The Red Sox traded starting catcher Kelly Shoppach, SP Josh Beckett, starting 1B Adrian Gonzalez, and out for a year Carl Crawford.

There were two major celebrity couples who broke up. One had to do with werewolves and the other Tom Cruise. I don’t know which is scarier.

The Heat won an NBA Championship.

Mike Trout and Bryce Harper both were called up.

Melky Cabrera and Bartolo Colon were suspended for using PED’s.

Dwight Howard and Steve Nash became Lakers.

Penn State was punished by the NCAA.

Curiosity landed on Mars.

Lance Armstrong was stripped of wins and banned from cycling for life.

The entire summer Olympics occurred.

Mckayla was not impressed.

Both “The Avengers” and “The Dark Knight Rises” opened in theaters.

Fantasy Football seasons have started across the country.

Peyton Manning got paid.

Schools both got out for summer and started up again.

This streak almost was over when Barney made a low throw to Valbuena. The throw was originally ruled an error, but after further review, the call was reversed. Barney has to get to 141 in order to break the major league record set by Placido Polanco in 2007. The Cubs are largely irrelevant, but Barney is a true professional. He fights every day for wins and works crazy hard to get better. This is a player everyone should look up to for his effort. How can you not root for this guy?