The Chicago Cubs are not off to a particularly good start of the season.
They are 8-10, fourth in the NL Central division ahead of the historically bad Cincinnati Reds.
However, they do have a decent team that may be able to compete for a Wild Card spot in a best-case scenario.
And they are 3.5 games out of first place, so it’s very early to write them off.
The most important thing, however, is that the roster is motivated and having a good time.
One of the players having the best time is definitely Seiya Suzuki.
The Japanese import hasn’t cooled off from his white-hot start, and still rocks an unbelievable 1.090 OPS.
He is slashing .333/.458/.632 with four homers, 13 runs, and 14 RBI before Thursday’s games.
“We Love Seiya!”
The Cubs’ official Twitter account posted a wholesome video of Suzuki celebrating like a child, jumping around and moving his arms in the air.
[W]e love Seiya. 😁 pic.twitter.com/GVrJpD6KeG
— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) April 28, 2022
“[W]e love Seiya,” they tweeted, and how can you not love the guy?
He is all joy and exhibits a youthful spirit that the game needed badly.
He is also seen high-fiving fellow Cubs slugger Ian Happ in the video.
Suzuki’s transition from the Nippon Professional League has been a seamless one: he walks, he hits, he has power, and is a lovable figure around the dugout and the clubhouse.
Fans love him, too, and he has everything to be the next Cubs’ legend.
If he manages to get the team in the playoffs only one year after trading eight established players before the deadline, he would be off to a fantastic start of his Cubs’ tenure.
There are better teams than the Cubs in the National League, but as long as he is leading the charge, they have, at least, a chance.