I was trying to amuse myself while helping put away Thanksgiving dinner by naming some of the leftovers after Cubs. It started with leftover stuffing: Carlos Silva. Appropriate for some reason, yes? Then the casserole that didn't turn out right: Kosuke Fukudome. Jeff Baker was of course the leftover pie. Soriano the leftover gravy made with exotic mushrooms we paid way too much for. But the leftover turkey was for sure Koyie Hill because he was the king of horrible last season.
Not that the turkey was horrible, mind you, just the memory of Koyie Hill's year (from ESPN):
Yeah, he ought to just be a good pitcher guy, good defensive guy, we shouldn't really worry about his bat, right?
Still, I wanted to see more of Welington Castillo...
Anyway, we pretty much take ALL the leftovers and make 'em into a thick soup.
First you boil the turkey uh, carcass (do you call it that?) to make the broth and get all the rest of the meat off. Then you can literally throw in everything to make soup - the mashers, gravy, casserole, stuffing... anything but pumpkin pie or cranberry sauce (which you want to save for the turkey/cranberry/cream cheese sandwiches anyway).
And this soup, it always turns out fantastic.
Wouldn't it be AWESOME if the Cubs could take their leftovers and make something fantastic out of them?
Take Kosuke/Baker/Hill and make them into a set-up guy or a first baseman somehow?
Probably I'm dreaming.
I heard the middle of an interview with Jim Hendry yesterday on the radio, and it was almost all about: why did he choose Quadeyadayadayada. I'm so over that. Spilled milk under the bridge, as they say.
Okay, gonna go get started on that soup.
How bout you, Jim?