Max Muncy made his MLB debut today due to Ben Zobrist going on the DL. If you are anything like me, I imagine this news immediately brings to mind the insanely fun 2012 season (that was only 3 years ago!) and the absolutely electric offense the Bears had that year. With a .309 team BA, 46 team HRs, and plenty of beavers fed, 2012 was easily the best year in recent program history. Clearly, Max Muncy was a huge part of that offense with his .322 BA, 7 HR, and 56 RBI.
Muncy joined David Murphy, Shawn Tolleson, and Logan Verrett (briefly; see below) as the only Bears currently in the Bigs. Muncy played a solid game making a couple of outstanding defensive plays in the 9th inning of a lopsided contest with the visiting Astros and recorded his first Big League hit going 1 for 4 on the day.
Sic 'Em Max!
In Other News
The current Bears won the delayed series opener and lost game two with Kansas State. Tomorrow is the rubber match of the series to determine last place in the Big XII...
Unfortunately, today also saw Verrett designated for assignment, presumably to make room for Wandy Rodriguez, but failure to cover 1st base on a ball to the right side of the infield that resulted in a run may have played into it. If no club claims him off waivers, he will return to the Mets organization.