i dont know how i missed this part of it, but marlon byrd was traded to boston for a kid i went to high school with. he was a freshman or sophomore when i was a senior so we never played together outside of practices, but its pretty sweet he is back in chicago. he had no chance pitching in boston, and the cubs are horrible, so he should get a good bit of time on the hill here.
in an odd coincidence, i was driving by fenway while he was making his MLB debut. cool story bro.