By Michael Morris
When former Vanden Vikings standout Kris Negron signed a minor league deal with the Chicago Cubs in January, the Vacaville native knew there was a chance this day could come.
Although he admits that he had hoped his return to a California ballpark was adjacent to a much larger body of water, Negron is just happy to be playing a game he has loved even before his days out at the old Travis Credit Union Park.
“We definitely knew about it because (my wife and I) looked early on in the season,” laughed Negron. “I’d rather miss this trip and be in Chicago. But we knew that worst case scenario we would be able to play in front of my family and friends.”