After the Cubs got whomped by the Cards they dressed up as superheroes and played dress up. Yes, 6 of them dressed as Batman.
In truth, the Cubs don’t have a particularly good record on dress-up day, which traditionally is a rookie hazing thing. Most laugh about it, but it’s hard to do after a tough loss.
In 2006 in Cincinnati, when manager Dusty Baker and most of his staff were about to be let go, Santo fumed in Baker’s office as players donned their costumes moments after Scott Eyre blew a save.
After a loss to the Brewers in 2009 at Wrigley, manager Lou Piniella blew off a postgame news conference, and Milton Bradley had a contentious session with the media while Sam Fuld dressed up as Wonder Woman a few feet away.
On Mike Quade’s last road trip in 2011, after Randy Wells blew a late lead in a loss to the Cardinals, one player was peeved over a politically incorrect costume he was forced to wear.
Garza said the Cubs’ superhero day was postponed once before to give players more time to get costumes. Anthony Rizzo was Buzz Lightyear, Tony Campana was the Flash, and Jeff Samardzija appeared to be Jesus.