You know that old saying.
"There is no i in team."
Probably it was a high school coach who first dropped that nugget on me, don't really remember.
But I do remember thinking, "Uh, what?"
Figured it out later.
Wasn't it an old episode of "The Odd Couple" with the, "Never assume, or you could make and ASS out of U and ME"?
I'm looking forward to watching this Cubs team play like a team, at least as much as they can.
Baserunning. Hitting the cutoff man.
Will there be less errors?
"Castro goes deep in the hole, FIRES across to LaHair..."
Worried about that one.
But fundamentals are sort of the headline this spring.
Like on Cubs.com right now, they have a story about Alfonso Soriano, but the photo is him not with a bat.
The sum is greater than the whole of all of it's parts together or something.
The whole team is a sum of it's parts?
Here's a whole page of teamwork quotes.
- “T.E.A.M. = Together Everyone Achieves More!”
- “In union there is strength”
- “A chain is only as strong as its weakest link.”
- “No man is wise enough by himself.”
- “Sticks in a bundle are unbreakable.”
Pretty sure that last one is referring to bunting, so Mr. Sveum must be onto something with the bunting bracket thing.
Ryan Braun had me feeling guilty for making the guilty pee gif the other day when he made his defelctive speech and said something musta happened with his urine in the mysterious 44 hours alone with The Collector.
So yesterday The Collector had to have his say.
How bad do you feel for a guy who has to make a statement about how many times he's carried away somebody's urine?
Guy is a freaking expert!
And I was relieved to read this part:
Laurenzi said in the statement that he stored the samples in a "FedEx Clinic Pack in a Rubbermaid container in my office which is located in my basement. My basement office is sufficiently cool to store urine samples."
Because I was thinking the place cool enough to store the sample might be in the fridge next to the mac and cheese from last night.
Last thing, and the inspiration for this post.
I'm in a cab the other night, a pretty long drive and the driver wanted to talk.
He'd recently moved here from another country, but was pretty opinionated when it came to sports.
I can't remember exactly how the conversation went, but he had a hard time understanding how anyone could be a fan of such a losing team as the Cubs.
"Of all the teams in sports, why the Cubs?"
And I said, "Hey, there is no Y in Cubs."
So, you know, he didn't get it.
But still, kinda cracked me up.