It was a bit disheartening this past January for Chicago Cubs fans when Matt Garza inked a four-year, $50 million contract with the Milwaukee Brewers. He was beloved with the team, and he even expressed how much he would miss the fan base.
But, when it comes time to play the Cubbies this year, all emotion goes out the window, and Garza made that very clear recently in talking to the Chicago Sun-Times.
“And I wish them the best,” he said. “But I like where I’m at, and I’m going to try to kick their teeth in every time I get a chance.”
Nothing personal. Mostly.
There was really nothing–that we know of publicly at least–that would trigger any animosity between Garza and his former team, this is just the 30-year-old letting his competitiveness shine through, something that I’m sure the Brewers hope he can keep going throughout this baseball season.
But when he takes the mound against the Cubs, we might see a whole other side of Garza that we’ve yet to see.