But otherwise last night couldn't have sucked more.
How many times must I watch the Cardinals pour champagne on each other?
And here's the thing about being a Cub fan right now.
I mean, you've listened to sports radio, right?
There are like millions of REALLY pissed off Cub fans who, well I just think they haven't paid any attention at all to what's going on with Theo and Jed and the Cubs Way.
The same people who were really mad when the Cubs traded Paul Maholm, you know?
Mad that the Cubs weren't trying to make a run at a title with so little talent...
So you could be one of those people and just be angry all the time.
Or you can be totally aware of everything, know about the re-structuring, the effort being put into young talent, but still think well DAMMIT! This is a major market team with some money - they should be doing this rebuilding while still buying big time players so the Cubs can make a run at the Cardinals.
Even after watching what just happened to the Dodgers, who spent $216,597,577 on their team and still lose.
(Gross oversimplification, but it's Saturday and I gotta work.)
You can be that kind of Cub Fan and be mad and depressed all the time.
Or choice number 3 is you can be totally aware of the re-structuring and just be depressed.
Not because the re-structuring is the wrong thing to do - you know it's absolutely right, but you also know the Cubs are still years away.
Look at that team from St. Louis.
And all that home-grown talent.
At the beginning of this season, that team's salary was about $10 mil more than the Cubs.
They lost their best starting pitcher and their closer at the beginning of the season and other guys stepped in and the team never missed a beat.
I WANT A TEAM LIKE THAT!
I got a text from Sutter last night that basically said the Cubs are still generations from being able to compete with the Cardinals no matter how many bi-lingual managers they hire.
Man, it is just really tough being a Cub Fan right now.