Rich Hill Predicted to Emerge in 2007, See Shadow, Disappear Until 2008

MLB.com’s Alex Cushing suggests that Cubs left-hander Rich Hill is one of several young pitchers who may emerge in 2007. The Cubs expect Hill, who put up excellent numbers in the second half of the 2006 season, to emerge at the beginning of Spring Training. If Hill sees his shadow, he is expected to disappear until 2008.

“Rich really had a breakout year,” Cubs general manager Jim Hendry said. “I really hope when he emerges that he doesn’t see his shadow. We’re counting on having him in the rotation this year, not having him hibernating.”

At the beginning of Spring Training, Hill will greet the crowd that has gathered in front of his temporary home on Gobbler’s Knob to determine whether he will emerge and be a dominant pitcher or whether he will retreat to his home for the 2007 season.

Rich Hill Emerges

Rich Hill emerges on Gobbler’s Knob.

“The other guys are already calling him ‘Punxsutawney Hill’,” Cubs manager Lou Piniella said. “If he’s honestly scared of his own shadow, I’m going to take to calling him p#$$y.”

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7 Responses to “Rich Hill Predicted to Emerge in 2007, See Shadow, Disappear Until 2008”


  1. 1 Bocaj Enitsugua February 6, 2007 at 10:26 pm

    Don’t you be dissing my hero…whats up with the new layout?

  2. 2 Bad Kermit February 7, 2007 at 9:13 am

    Just experimenting. Thumbs up or thumbs down?

  3. 3 Bocaj Enitsugua February 7, 2007 at 5:11 pm

    thumbs sideways…

  4. 4 al February 7, 2007 at 8:16 pm

    agreed with the layout..should get more of angry piniella pics on here..

  5. 5 Bad Kermit February 8, 2007 at 9:20 am

    Wait, does that mean you like it or don’t like it?

  6. 6 Bocaj Enitsugua February 8, 2007 at 6:57 pm

    i guess i mean that its not really an improvement or a detraction…ya know? like it’s not that different


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