In college and throughout the Cubs minor leagues, Barney played short stop. However when Starlin Castro, the Cubs current short stop, was promoted to the majors from AA, ahead of Barney who was in AAA at the time, he met with then head coach Ryne Sandberg to find out what he had to do to go pro. Sandberg suggested moving to the other side of the middle infield and began playing him there. Barney couldn’t have had a better teacher. Sandberg won 9 Gold Gloves as the Hall of Fame second baseman for the Cubs, and it is clear that his lessons have paid their dividends. So thank you Ryno and I still wish you were with the organization.
Well this has gone on long enough but as a Cubs fan I hope this streak continues because it at least gives us something to hope for this year instead of hoping for next year. Congratulations to Darwin Barney on setting the record, keep up the great work. Have a great weekend everyone. Tune in next week for some new happenings coming your way soon from all of us here at Those Sports Guys.