This time of year always makes me feel like a kid again.
Only when I was a kid, we didn't have computers with the awesome Santa Radar Tracker.
So I thought I'd make myself a Cubs Radar Tracker just to make up for that.
There they are!
In Houston of all places, playing their final game of the longest Spring ever.
Today we'll see the Only Cub Starting Lefty, Travis Wood, on the mound against the projected worst team in baseball, the newly American-Leagued Astros.
Then it's on to Pittsburgh on Monday, where it's supposed to be cloudy and 42 degrees when Jeff Samardzija goes up against guys like Andrew McCutchen and his 2012 96 RBIs and .953 OPS.
Come on, Santa, don't give me a lumpa coal.
Hey did you see the contracts that happened yesterday?
Justin Verlander gets 7 years for $180 mil, Buster Posey gets 9 years at $167 mil.
Moneyball meets Powerball.
You just read that according to Forbes, the Cubs are the most profitable team in baseball, worth a cool billion dollars.
I'd like to add up all the losses in the history of the franchise and divide into a billion just to see how much each loss is worth, but I'm too lazy, I'd get the math wrong as usual and why be a Captain Bringdown when the season starts in just a couple days?
I'm gonna walk the dogs.