The recruits at Great Lakes had a visit last week from the Cubs. The picture above shows Cubs’ top-prospect reliever Andrew Cashner talking to future sailors on Jan. 13.
Things change at Great Lakes from year to year: stress cards or no stress cards, boots or tennis shoes, utilities or NWUs. But the one thing that remains constant is the coke bottle, Jerry Lewis-esque eye wear the recruits call “BCGs” or “birth control glasses.”
Cheer up, guys. It’s only eight weeks.
Don’t knock the BCG’s. I attended and graduated from Basic with my BCG’s. They were the least of my worries before, during, and after that training.