Yeah, there's alot of good baseball being played right now, but the score I care about most is the Chicago vs Managers one.
The next Cubs manager job is a hole that needs to be filled, and the fact that we're talking about it is just dumb.
I mean, if you knew you were gonna get rid of the manager, wouldn't you have a number if ideas ready?
On the other hand, it's the Cubs.
And there's a long, colorful history of messing with managers.
Maybe they're gonna hire Hal from "2001 A Space Oddysey".
Anyway, the clock's ticking and there's work to be done, so they need to hire a new manager soon.
It's a shame they didn't get Joe Girardi, but it's not the end of the world.
They'll probably give somebody a short term contract and keep growing kids.
Tell you what's going to matter more.
In the Theo Epstein Timeline of World Series Relevance, they're not even to the 7th inning stretch.
I think we all agree that the ML team from the north side ought to be better next year, but they ain't going to the playoffs.
In 2016 our expectations should be higher, but they'll still be very very young.
So it's still a couple years til all that's been started can perhaps come to actual fruition.
The next Cubs manager?
I don't know.
Had they gotten Girardi I'd expect him to be the manager in 2016.
But since they didn't, I just...have my doubts that the next guy they hire will be the guy at the helm in 2016.
And now, looking at my choices of Tigers, Dodgers, Cardinals and Red Sox... I mean, nothing can ever be worse than Astros vs the White Sox, but there just isn't a whole lot of fun selections here for your basic Cubs Fan.
Lastly, it's going to continue to be insanely busy.
So please forgive me if I fall behind.