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 love letter goes out to a fan of the blog, and longtime cohort. He is known only by his twitter handle and Disqus name: Bako's Tacos, a funny little rhyme based off of Paul Bako, onetime Cubs backup catcher. Bako and I chatted back in my days on Bleacher Nation. He's a good dude. Bako had the idea of this column, translating this from my days as a BN poster. During those days, I once placed a bet that Yu Darvish would not sign with the Cubs (I didn't think his AAV would dip into the Cubs range) but I was happy to be wrong. My punishment was writing love letters to certain players and posters. It was a riot. A few months into Cubs DNA, Bako told us we should make this a column, and so we did! This series has led to some of our biggest hits as a blog, so today I thank the catalyst, Bako's Tacos.
You are a beautiful man. I want to thank you for your warmth and compassion. Thank you for being a longtime pal. On Bleacher Nation, there were certain amounts of meatballs. But there were also people who were insightful, clever, and funny when it came to talking about the Cubs. You were one of the latter. You always had great knowledgeable things to say, and a solid sense of humor to boot. You had the total package.
Thank you for being a longtime online pal. I've always enjoyed our discourse. I can't think of any times where you came out and said something really dumb (which IS a compliment). You are a fun follow on twitter, even though you don't say too much.
Thank you for having the idea to launch Love Letters From Pronk on Cubs DNA. My love letters have gone into the hands of Pat Hughes. Most recently we received feedback from two separate insiders that my Valentines Day note was not only read by Sammy Sosa, but that he really enjoyed it. What a thrill. To think that my childhood baseball hero liked my writing was an awesome experience. You were the spark that ignited that blaze.