I'm so behind on everything.
I just heard about somebody taking a dump on Dusty Baker's spot sometime during the end of his Cub tenure.
And I thought well, probably a good idea to remind people not to do that again.
...And that's exactly enough Dusty for today, eh?
Tomorrow, the Cubs are going to play their first game of the Spring against the Oakland Athletics. And it'll be on the radio (here's the WGN Spring broadcast schedule).
1:30 is pre-game, and then on to the game at 2:05.
It'll also be the first time in 21 years that Ron Santo won't be part of the radio broadcast.
So part of the reason I'm for sure tuning in is to acknowledge that on my own, and while of course Ron won't just leave my brain, I'm not going to wallow in his passing all year either.
Because the other reason I'm tuning in is because it's Cubs. Baseball.
Pretty sure you've seen the lineup.
Get used to Fukudome in that leadoff position, but don't freak out about this one lineup for game one of Spring Training and you don't see Tyler Colvin's name in there.
"I said all along Fukudome fits better in the one spot if he is in the lineup." - Mike Quade
The key part of this sentence is "if he is in the lineup".
If he's not then Tyler's in there and DeWitt or Baker lead off until Castro does something good to convince Quade that he can be that guy.
Or until Fukudome, DeWitt and Baker do something bad to convince Quade that Castro should be the guy.
Or until Fukudome does something so good he becomes coveted by another team and the Cubs trade him for...
Pitch #1 hasn't left Big Z's glove and I'm getting so far ahead of everything I'll just shut up right now.
But I CAN'T WAIT to turn on the radio tomorrow, and I'm sure you can't wait either.