Zonk gets largely overlooked as a great longtime Cub because, while he played a solid right field throughout the mid 80’s…when the ballclub was pretty decent…in ’87, Andre Dawson came to town and Zonk was instantly cast aside and ultimately traded.
Zonk did a very nice job on the color analysis during last night’s game while Bob Brenly is watching his son play in the Florida State League (my old league, too) and today he’s singing The Stretch, so it’s great to see him back in the fold. The Cubs need to do a lot more of that, in my oh so humble opinion.
2 quick fun facts about Zonk. Not only did he play baseball at Texas (Hook ‘em), but he played football, too. And not only did he and Cubs hitting coach Rudy Jaramillo play together at UT, they also played together in high school. Well, I thought they were fun facts. In retrospect, not so much fun as kinda boring.