Somewhere today, a groundhog will come out of it's little hole and predict how much winter is left. If he see's his shadow, that means the sun's out and it's freaking freezing so he goes back in and winter wins for 6 more weeks. If he doesn't see his shadow, that means the sun is behind a cloud and maybe a little warmer so he stays out.
Either way, in my head at least, winter ends when pitchers and catchers report, on Valentine's Day.
And while I do hope the cold ends soon, it's really the other "Groundhog Day" I want to talk about.
Remember that one?
Bill Murray wakes up every day to the exact same day as yesterday?
I think it's fair to say that we Cub fans have been living in "Groundhog Season" for 100 years.
We wake up every year in February, we experience the same unfulfilled baseball season, and by the end of September we're all asleep again.
Lou Piniella is actually the latest Bill Murray.
And if you think about it that way, this'll be his 3rd season to figure out how to get Andie McDowell to bed.
You know... "all the way" (see how this parallel works?).
In the movie's time-line, Lou's probably just learned to play the piano, but hasn't quite figured out how to speak French yet.
So I went to this translation site and typed in, "I would like to win the World Series, please."
Repeat after me, Lou: "Je voudrais gagner la série mondiale, s'il vous plaît."
Andie is waiting.
Also, what a Bowl.