2011 csd Preview – Ubaldo Jimenez
Last season when the Rockies came to Chicago in May Ubaldo had recently thrown a no-hitter. He ended up having a great first half of the season on his way to starting the All Star game. He was the pitcher of the month in both April and May. So you can see that he was hot when his team came to town. Sadly I watched Aaron Cook pitch that day.
The good news was that Ubaldo threw a side session that day. While he was warming up for that I snapped this picture. He was really getting hammered by the Wrigley crowd, but he seemed to be taking it in stride. When you are at the top of your game are you really going to let a guy with a beer gut get to you? Since I have not been to Coors field I have had to use the generic background for this card. I was in Colorado during a long home stand last summer, but had much more important things to do than baseball.