Chicago Cubs: Every day is Opening Day for Castellanos
Castellanos has captured the imagination of fans since putting on the Cubs uniform. He himself has said that he feels really transformed by becoming a Cub according to Matt Snyder of CBS Sports.
"“Oh man, it’s awesome,” Castellanos told MLB.com after his latest two-homer outburst. “Not because of me, but because of where I’m at, who I’m playing with and where we are in the standings — and what these two months are. That’s what’s rewarding about it.”"
And that’s just how Castellanos looks when he steps up to bat – like he’s about to beat the world and his numbers show as much. Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon has given Castellanos the two spot in the lineup pretty much every day and why not?
The former Detroit outfielder is hitting a home run just about every game or getting on base one way or another. Maddon and the rest of the team have embraced the guy who got a second chance on a popular club and just wants to show up for work and have fun again.