So I was at the Jewel last weekend, saw the tomato plants out front and thought I better get some in the ground pretty quick.
Got 'em home and dug the little holes.
Picked up a plant and looked at the little plastic thingy tells you what kind of tomato and stuff, saw the "matures in 80 days" line and thought man, all I ever do is wait.
Which turned out to be the idea I was waiting on.
In my head sometimes I say, "Waiter, I'd like an order of fresh blog ideas while we wait for the Cubs to be good!"
And the waiter tells me the kitchen's backed up so I'll have to wait.
Yesterday I went to lunch and made a phone call and it gave me pause because I was on hold while waiting in line.
I wish Javier Baez could mature in 80 days, but that's probably about 105 tomato years so I'm used to the wait.
I could spend the next 20 minutes writing up a whole growing-tomatoes-as-metaphor-for-the-Cubs thing.
How I'm the Garden General Manager and it's all about growing prospects and teaching them the "Tomato Way" and the deep satisfaction of having home-grown tomatoes, and...well I guess I just did.
The Cubs play the Pirates tonight, and Matt Garza is gonna pitch.
How long you been waiting for that guy?
Hope he's...wait for it...worth the wait.
ps: If you watched the Blackhawks game last night you saw some amazing playoff hockey. It's totally the opposite of baseball, this game, because it never stops. The Hawks lost to the Red Wings in Detroit and are now down 1 game to 2 in this second round playoff series.
Turn it on, I swear you'll be amazed.