Love Letters From Pronk is an ongoing series where Pronk shares his love for somebody connected to the Cubs. Sometimes funny, sometimes weird, Pronk likes to make 100% sure people know that they are loved, and best expresses that through gushing letters. Today's pick: fpitcher Robert Stock
The most upsetting move of the 2020-2021 offseason took place on 2/28, when the Cubs announced they were designating Robert Stock for assignment. Selected off waivers on 12/2/20, we were gypped out of the chance of seeing the pride of Westlake Village pitching in a Cubs uniform this season. Famous for pitching, even more famous for streaming video games (https://www.twitch.tv/robertstock89) the "Stockman" did not get enough time as a Cub. We look forward to seeing him at the Cubs convention for years after he retires. That is, if he's not too busy with his stand up career.
Fortunately, he cleared waivers. The Yankee's roster was full and they couldn't grab him, even though they wanted. The Dodgers couldn't afford his salary. Stock will go to AAA and get an invite for spring training. So there's hope for Stock to come to Wrigley this year. Fingers crossed.
Seriously, Rob is hilarious. This is his Twitter profile picture:
And here he is making a compelling baseball argument.
You are my favorite Cubs pitcher who did not throw an in game pitch for the team. I hope that the Cubs find a way to bring you back, because we NEED your sense of humor. Yes. not want. NEED.
All offseason long, I was laughing at your constant hilarity on twitter. Not even kidding, it was a bright spot this offseason. Maybe some of your magic from 2018 could be harnessed in the pitch lab. Maybe you could become a good piece of the pen. But at bare minimum, I wanted to get your funny perspective about Wrigley, about Chicago, and about the Cubs all year long. I'm disappointed it was cut off, but am excited you got retained to AAA. Iowa is a good place. And with your blazing fastball, you'll be in Wrigley in no time. I look forward to wearing your jersey.
More seriously, I wish you all the best with whatever is next. While losing you is a crushing blow to the city of Chicago, some other team is about to be graced by your presence. You are a great guy, and I hope you and Sara embrace what's next. Take Care!