"What an incredible Cinderella story. This unknown comes out of nowhere to lead the pack." Cub fan Bill Murray won't mind me invoking his immortal lines from Caddyshack to describe Alec Mills today.
The 28-year-old that nobody ever heard of just threw a no hitter. He was a walk on in college who barely made the team as a reliever. They didn't let him start until he was a junior. Then the Royals signed him, but he never made it out of the minors. He came to the Cubs, but if lefty Jose Quintana hadn't sliced his hand while doing dishes -- honest, I'm not making this up -- Alec Mills likely wouldn't be a starter for the Cubs this year.
This is why I love baseball. You just never know.
|One group hug, boys, then it's back to social distancing|