Man, so many distractions.
The weather, the shoveling, the recalculating drive times in the snow, and mostly... the nothing happening with Hot Stove.
But in 4 days?
That'll all take a back seat to Chicago Cubs Pitchers and Catchers reporting to Mesa, Arizona.
A re-birth of the good stuff.
Warm sunny skies and grass that's green and baseballs smackin' into leather.
Oh man, all our troubles are gonna wash away.
Aren't you dying to see the new guys in Cub unis?
Tyler Chatwood, Brandon Morrow and Steve Cishek, especially.
Say these names out loud: Jon Lester, Kyle Hendricks and Jose Quintana, Mike Montgomery and Pedro Strop and Brian Duensing, Victor Caratini, Carl Edwards Jr, Dillon Maples... what's THAT guy gonna look like this year?
The barely contained bomb of energy known as Willson Contreras...
It's the Greatest Show on Earth and it's right there on the horizon.
And... you know I have that one important evening where I go out and flip off the little snowflakes falling from the sky, make an icy martini, fire up the grill and sear some beef?
Happened last night.
I SWEAR BY THIS.
Go grill up your own tonight, it's just so good for the soul.
Lastly, our snow gauge showed about 18 inches yesterday:
Baseball's gonna crush you, Old Man Winter.