Chicago Cubs: Jerrick Suiter has chance to live out his dream

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Selected by the Chicago Cubs in the second round of this year’s Rule 5 draft, Jerrick Suiter is aiming to live out a dream he has had since his childhood.

Baseball is a magical thing – a sport that usually brings everything full circle at some point. We saw it just recently after Gerrit Cole signed the most significant free-agent contract for a pitcher in history, signing with the New York Yankees.

At Cole’s introductory press conference, there was a beautiful moment he shared from his childhood days, growing up a fan of the Yankees. Cole broke out a sign that day, a sign he still had from when the right-hander was a kid attending the 2001 World Series, a symbol that displayed his affinity for the Bronx Bombers.

Jerrick Suiter recently spoke to Robbie Weinstein of the NWI Times, expressing how he and his friends played wiffle ball as kids in the backyard and how Suiter used to pretend to be the likes of Cubs greats Kerry Wood and Sammy Sosa. Now 26, Suiter is a Cub himself and looking to make an impact as a possible two-way player.