The back to back thing was the last test, and I assume Monday Lou's gonna say he's got the job.
I'll tell you what - if Kerry Wood can be the closer for even a month, it'll be the feel-good story of the year.
That guy's gone through the absolute worst kind of hell, and now he appears to be back.
I have agonized over the Kerry situation forever.
But I'm over it through the magic of "managing my expectations".
Works like this.
In college I was a waiter, and the kitchen was always slooow.
So I'd tell my table that they were backed up in the kitchen, and dinner would be about an hour.
That way, if it really was that late the table wouldn't be angry at me, and if it wasn't I was a hero.
In my head, I have informed myself that Kerry will get injured.
So if he does I won't be crushed, and if he doesn't well, I'll be ecstatic.
Of everybody on this team, Kerry Wood is the guy I'm pulling for most.
Okay, lastly work is INSANELY busy, I'm out of town and if I miss a couple days this week well, that's my story.
But I will be back wearing many warm layers for the home opening victory over the Brewers.
Carlos is pitching, the Judge may be back (not kidding - more later), and my shiny new refrigerator magnet schedule awaits.