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: Yu Darvish
Thank you for becoming a Chicago Cub. You are a constant fun guy to watch, because of your incredible pitch mix. Few pitchers can keep hitters as off balance and uncomfortable as you can, and it's always must see TV.
But pitching is just half of what makes you so fun. You've got a fantastic sense of humor. Whether you are trolling the opposition:
Tweeting hysterical fun facts:
Or saying funny awkward meme-able things to the press:
You are one of those guys who I can root for both on and off the field. It was a rough first year, but you handled it nicely and became a true underdog to root for in 2020. Win or lose, you've got an upbeat persona and contagious confidence. I also really appreciate you being open about mental health, especially given everything that happened after the 2017 World Series and how you had to get the train back on the tracks. You are a true Chicago Cub!