5. Last season up 8-0 in a game against Oakland, Lilly was tired of being effective and decided to give up some runs. After the seventh run of the third inning scored, Manager John Gibbons came out to yank him but Lilly refused to give him the ball. The two then got into a fist fight in the clubhouse. Well alright, that's the type of guy who belongs on the Cubs. With the years of losing and Pinella, I just hope Soriano somehow gets involved.
6. After signing with the Cubs, Lilly celebrated by getting a tattoo of his favorite musician (seriously, who doesn't have Clay Aiken on their chest), here's a picture:
So, there you go. Ted Lilly likes music (adult contemporary), has the name of a delicate yet beautiful flower, and even if the Cubs are up 8-0 in the third, there's no guarantee he's going to hold that lead. Seems like a pretty okay guy to me. On behalf of the Reds, I welcome you Ted Lilly. Enjoy that $40 million of stolen money.