Here's the Jose Quintana unfinished...
That turned out pretty nice and again, SO looking forward to a full season with Quintana on the mound.
It'll also be nice when this constipated hot stove... um... has a movement.
If this turns out to be an early symptom of some kind of strike, I just can't imagine a more historically awful time for that to happen.
There are a number of Cubs who don't need any of their youth spent not playing ball, not adding to their stats, and not making highlight plays.
I woke up this morning to snow, did a sketch:
Snow just makes me think how WAY less than half my life is spent sitting out back under a hot sun with a transistor radio, cold beer and Pat Hughes guiding me through joy.
Strikes are horrible and will wreck fun for you and me.
The last one, my own brother denounced the sport, became a NASCAR guy, and couldn't bring himself to watch baseball for years after.
It's the last day of football season and the Patriots will play the Eagles in Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis.
Of far greater personal meaning is Brian Urlacher getting voted into the Hall of Fame the first time he showed up on the ballot.
There was all that ridiculous talk of not allowing 2 linebackers in the same HOF class, the other being Ray Lewis.
Luckily, they got it right.
Also on a cool note is former Packer guard Jerry Kramer getting in there, too.
He wrote the first sports book I ever read as a kid.
"Instant Replay", his diary of the 1967 football season that ended with the Ice Bowl and Kramer's famous block on a Bart Starr keeper that gave the Packers a 21-17 NFL Championship victory.
Then they beat the Raiders in Super Bowl 2, but that championship game was the big deal that year.
Alright, gotta go shovel.
I can't imagine anything significant (like a big signing by the Cubs) happening in baseball on football's biggest day.
So watch - probably it'll happen today.
Go Hot Stove!