See this logo?
I'll bet you've stared at this logo for hours at a time, and you can't place it.
Because it's the logo on that light at the dentist office.
It's the torture light - the one they move around to light up different parts of your mouth while they're poking and drilling and putting their gloved fingers in there.
It was with a specialist, and I asked him to please UP THAT DOSE of novocaine, and while we were all waiting for it to take effect, he went to do something horrifying to another patient.
So I'm laying there staring at that Pelton and Crane logo, and I realized I'd never noticed it before, which led me to this: my brain will actively try to not remember painful, awful things.
Which of course got me thinking about the Cubs.
And right now, even as I write, my brain has mostly put away the 2010 Cubs, at least the team that was there before Mike Quade took over.
I'll bet your brain is doing the same.
Of course there are lowlights that have been burned into your retinas.
Alfonso Soriano's base-running skills, the Carlos Zambrano and Ozzie Guillen dinner, Xavier Nady playing right field, Randy Wells' hideous start against the Cards on Memorial Day weekend, maple bats, the Pirates...
My brain is kinda numb to that whole part of the season because my brain doesn't like that part of the season.
It likes to think about September, when the Cubs swept the Cardinals,and Randy Wells pitched more like (what I think is) himself, and that someone in Milwuakee who pranked Jim Hendry.
It likes to think about the promise of Starlin Castro and Tyler Colvin and how Mike Quade might handle a slumping Alfonso Soriano.
And of course, it likes to think about the shiny new crown in the back of my mouth - how the hell did that thing get there, anyway?