There's a weather metaphor/device that writers have used pretty much since fiction began: You'll read something about black clouds on the horizon, or the wind picking up, maybe it's lightning flashes in the distance.
And what it means is something really big is about to happen.
Some epic battle between good and evil is right around the corner. Dirty Harry's gonna go shoot that bad man with the bus full of kids. Liam Neeson dramatically announces, "RELEASE THE KRAKEN!" Or maybe the college girls on that camping weekend are about to cross paths with those damn zombies...
Well here's a T-storm warning: Ted Lilly's coming off the dl.
He had a really good outing on Monday, and they say he'll be back with the Cubs this weekend.
Couldn't happen soon enough.
The Cubs need a shot in the arm like nobody's business, and Ted's just the guy to do it.
I don't think of Ted as just a starting pitcher.
He's got alot more to do with the overall Cub personality - the chip on the shoulder thing, stuff like that.
The Cubs have been off (aNOTHER loss to the Mets?), and it's really awful because you figure the early games can define the team.
But it's only a couple weeks in, and everybody should just chill a little.
Let 'em play.
By now we should all know Lou will tinker til he's happy, and I don't think he's nearly done.
He probably won't come out of the gate at 100%, right?
But still, he'll be back, and that's something to get UP for.