Two outs and no one on in the top of the ninth, and Alfonso Soriano either pulls a brain cramp or just doesn't feel like hustling.
Hunter Pence hits a hard bouncer to third that handcuffs Aramis Ramirez and gets to left field.
Soriano doesn't move. Doesn't move. He stands there. Fortunately for the Cubs, the speedy Pence has his head down and is flying down the first-base line, not looking to see the ball in left field. Had he seen it, he would have been on second easily.
As it turns out, it wouldn't have mattered because Carlos Marmol struck out the next batter.
But the Cubs can't afford to have players like Soriano loafing defensively and posing offensively. I've defended him before, but enough is enough.
The Cubs are trying to win a World Series, and they need all players to at least have their heads in the game.
Soriano, despite what he does at the plate, is becoming a liability.