I wish this whole Cubs transformation thing could hurry up.
But we both know it's got to take it's sweet time.
They signed (verbally so far, I guess) Jorge Soler.
They picked Albert Almora and others in the draft.
And they did all that stuff at the start of the season to try and bolster the pitching (can't believe that their best guy so far is aguably Shawn Camp, Seattle reject).
But that feels like baseball stuff that you'd be doing on any team.
The firing yesterday of Rudy Jaramillo feels more like change, and maybe the water on the stove is starting to make that ticking noise.
I want it to start boiling.
Not just being selfish, either.
I care alot about some of these guys, and I'd like to see them find their new path as well.
How cool would it be if Ryan Dempster goes to the Dodgers and is a big part of them winning a World Series? What if Alfonso Soriano took over as DH for some AL team and went on an extended homer streak?
I'd like to see that happen for their sake.
After last night, I'd also like to never see Casey Coleman again, but whatever.
Of course we have to wait for players to develop and the Major League team will surely get worse before it starts it's gradual climb.
But for some reason, I think we'll know when they've hit rock bottom, and optimism will return once we realize they're going up.
Nice little win last night over the Detroit Tigers.
Of course, the umpires were wearing Cubby Blue on a couple calls, but I ain't complainin'.
Paul Maholm was pretty awesome.
Tony Campana's bunt and Reed Johnson's 8th inning accident towards hapless third baseman Miguel Cabrera...I just LOVE it when a team like Detroit pays all that cash for a Prince Fielder and has to move Cabrera to third and just hose their own infield.
And while he's still not great, Alfonso Soriano making the catch in center when Campana couldn't find the ball was actually as big a deal as Bob Brenly made it sound.
Okay Theo, keep the changes a comin'!