Ben Zobrist still hasn’t officially announced his retirement, at least not publicly, so his return to Cubs camp naturally had some people hoping it was for more than just a day. Even though he’ll be in uniform, this is really no different from John Lackey dropping by for a little additional motivation.
Zobrist in camp. Guest influencer, kind of like Lackey.
— Gordon Wittenmyer (@GDubMLB) March 3, 2020
But hey, who are we to stop you from getting all up in your feelings and hoping to see those black PF Flyer cleats chugging down to first base after yet another clutch hit? That image is almost certainly the sole possession of memory by now, though Zobrist can still provide a little emotional lift by just being around the team.