Well, I finally made it back.
Got back from Los Angeles about a million hours after I was supposed to.
Went straight to bed.
Got up this morning, went outside to get the paper and saw this poster on a tree out front:
Think about Kerry Wood.
He went to Cleveland, pretty sure had a not-so-fun time.
Went to New York where they supposedly straightened something out in his delivery and became the go-to set-up guy for Joe Girardi and Mariano Rivera.
We know he's got a great relationship with Jim Hendry... would he come home and be a set-up guy?
I keep reading the rumors that the Cubs are interested in shoulder re-habbing Brandon Webb, so if they're gonna invest in a chancy thing like that, why wouldn't they invest in a chancy thing like Kerry?
He's 33, and maybe he does find a team that wants him as a closer... but if not, then KERRY COME HOME!
It's been a heart-wrenching week with the passing of Ron Santo.
I read that pastor Daniel Mayall said, "If you think we miss him now, wait until we turn on the radio for the first pitch from Mesa in March."
Pretty spot-on thought, and I guess we'll all be able to think about Ron every time we turn on the radio from now on.
But that first day we'll all well up all over again.
Have you seen it outside?
It's snowing like cray-zee.
I gotta get on a plane in that crap today.
Right in the middle of a Bears/Patriots game that promises to be a fabulous, old school, snow-blowin-sideways punch-out.
When the Bears get all giddy about a passing game, it's days like today that make you remember why the Bears have such a rich history of running backs.
Of course there'll be some passing today, but it would be awesome if Matt Forte gutted out about a hundo of the hard yards and the Bears win by 2.
Tongue in cheek, I've been saying all week that this is the Superbowl Preview.
But every time I've said it, people act like I'm serious so... HELL MAN I CAN'T FIGURE FOOTBALL OUT.
I can predict, however, that I'll be by a television this afternoon at O'Hare with a Bud and another Dreaded Day of the Delayed Flight.