When I came up with this little animated gif, I was actually gagging on Cubs Depression after reading MLBTR's "Complete and Total Rebuild" post.
But I got over it.
The gif is supposed to illustrate what our Cub brains have been fed in the past off-seasons.
A Box 'o Rocks gorgeously wrapped in stuff like: "The Three C's: Castro, Cashner & Colvin!" or "Getting Left Handed Will Get Us To The Series!"
(Okay, maybe nothing gorgeous about the "Left Handed" thing, but you know what I mean.)
This off season is different.
No one from the Cubs front office is saying, "2012 is gonna be AWESOME!"
It's full-on rebuilding, the wrapping paper is made of cellophane, and the language is based on words like "assets".
It's both refreshing and also kinda like when you first heard an older kid say, "There is no Santa you moron."
Is next summer gonna be awful?
Maybe, but if you keep your sights on the future it won't be so bad.
I know that's a joke to a Cubs Fan, but there you go.
And now...You know what?
I gotta cut up garlic spears and rosemary sprigs and jam them into a big rib roast.
WE'VE GOT COMPANY COMING!
I gotta wrap real gifts and get into this holiday thing, and I mean right now!
So I'll leave you for a couple days, and I wish you all the absolute best.
Merry ©hristmas (Ha! A Cubs logo!) and Happy Holidays!