Our buddy Bud Norris is heading to Chicago.
JJO, who knows more than we do, explains how Norris found out:
Top pitching prospect Bud Norris was charting pitches for Class AAA Round Rock on Tuesday night in Memphis when a clubhouse attendant called him out of the stands and summoned him to visit with a trainer. That's how he learned Tuesday night that he was headed to the big leagues.
No word on who picked up charting duties in the meantime.
Norris, who will be at Wrigley in time for the Wednesday day game:
"I'm pretty excited. I can't wait for the opportunity. Anything I can do to help, I will. I'm just real excited that I'll be helping the team and I'll do anything I can do to help."
That's three "helps" in three sentences. Quality.
And that means someone's going down, as soon as it's annonced, you'll hear it here.