Redemption for Former Boise Hawk?
Last year Kyle Schwarber of the Chicago Cubs lived a dream season as the Cubbies ended a 108 year drought and won the World Series.
Schwarber, who played 5 games for the Boise Hawks when Boise was still affiliated with the Cubs was now on top of the baseball world.
However by June 22 of this year Schwarber was hitting just .171 and was demoted to the Triple-A Iowa Cubs in Des Moines.
Quite the contrast from less than a year ago when Schwarber was one of the hero's of the World Series batting .412 and igniting a 10th inning rally in game 7 against Cleveland.
Schwarber knew he could hit, after all his short stay in Boise was directly connected to his performance at the plate. In 5 games with the Hawks Schwarber batted .600, had four homers and 10 RBI.
Now less than a year removed from a World Series season Schwarber is in Des Moines trying to get back to form. He see's the opportunity as a chance for redemption and through eight games with the Iowa Cubs is hitting .385 has four homers and 9 RBI.
Schwarber says there is no time to feel sorry for himself claiming this is a positive time to become better and earn his way back on the Chicago roster.