It took 7 Cubs pitchers to beat the Brewers last night, but if this man had been hired as Chicago’s strength and conditioning coach last spring, they probably could’ve done it with six.

Ben Schwartz forwards the following press release :

Want to work out like a Chicago Cub? Cubs Care and Equinox Fitness Clubs are teaming up to host a Workout at Wrigley on Saturday, September 9th.

Start your Cubs workout with a warm-up and stretch with the Equinox Group Fitness team, then move to the outfield for extreme Cubs-cardio exercises. Get your training in while running the bases in this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity with Equinox personal trainers and take your picture on the field next to the ivy! You’ll end your workout replenished with healthy snacks in the Friendly Confines Café.

Muses Ben,

Anyone seeking an answer to the Cubs second half surge of late need look no more. I™m not sure what a œextreme Cubs-cardio exercise is, but is it™s anything like what was done to Kerry Wood and Mark Prior™s arms, well, you better be in shape. I assume wrist extensions with Derreck Lee, shoulder presses with Wood, and arm band lifts with Dusty are all part of the curriculum.

As for the future of the suddenly buff Cubs, Joe Girardi returning to Wrigley ” to manage?