Well, it's looking pretty Boston-like around here, no?
Trust me, that's a good thing.
I can't help but think that while hiring a new President of Baseball Operations in November probably would have gotten some ink on page 2 of the Sports page back in the 80's, I am astounded at the coverage today.
And I'm not just talking about the Cubs - you wouldn't have read word one about a new "senior vice president/scouting and player development" back then.
But hell, nothin' else to talk about, right?
So it's Theo Epstein, Jed Hoyer, and Jason McLeod as the Holy Trinity of the New Regime, and they're all buddies with successful Boston roots.
I can't believe anybody is angry or weirded out about this.
We've been clamoring for quite some time for change and it's finally here and we should be dancing in the streets!
The next Big Hire will be the new Cubs manager.
It won't be Ryne Sandberg.
I'm telling you that the possibility of Ryne Sandberg perhaps becoming the new manager of the St. Louis Cardinals is really REALLY NOT the reason the Cubs should hire him as their new manager.
It would be awesome for Ryno to get a big league manager job.
And it will be awesome when the Cubs hire someone with the experience to guide a transitional team into respectability.
Be happy, feel a collective positive new direction, and don't worry about the past.
Lastly, I was on a plane the other day, and the woman across the aisle out-smarted the airlines by bringing on her own food.
Hard boiled eggs.
As she peeled off the shell, the entire cabin took on the atmosphere of a sewer.
You've never seen such dagger eyes, including mine.
Anyway, don't ever do that.
Okay, GO CUBS!