Have you been outside?
Don't be fooled.
Maybe you're wearing a jacket, maybe not.
Either way, it's still summer.
Yeah, it's true.
And it shall continue to be summer until the Cubs say differently.
It's okay to wear white.
It's okay to wear flip flops.
It's okay for Starlin Castro to keep hitting like a Man on a Mission to Stay A Cub for a Long Time.
Today is the first time that baseball will conclude the regular season with all games scheduled at the same time.
I like this thing - nobody in need of a win can watch the scoreboard during the day and decide they don't have to start their good pitcher that night.
And everybody in Chicago will know by late this afternoon if the Biggest Game in Recent History happens here or in Pittsburgh. If Dan Haren and the Cubs beat the Brewers while Pittsburgh loses to Cincinnati, well then all the travel agents go nuts canceling flights to Pittsburgh and flipping them to our town.
That would be awesome, but also I don't mind the kids getting their first taste of playoff ball in another team's park - might lessen stress or something.
That's SUCH a predictable thing to say, and this team has been anything but so maybe I'll just shut up.
And put on my flip flops.
ps: I saw "The Martian" last night. There is some language, but by all means take the kids and go have a freaking blast. It's really really good.
And if you haven't read the book, do that too. My brother is on a plane to Europe. Last week he asked for a book reco to read on the flight. I told him to get "The Martian".
He called 2 days later, asked for another reco - he'd already finished "Martian".