You know the head vs heart thing.
Heart loves the NL game.
The thinking, the double-switching, all the stuff you normally think about but... also I just like the NL game because when pitchers bat you just never know what's gonna happen.
"Well... of course you do - they'll strike out."
Which is why its' so much more "you never know what's gonna happen" when a sub-Mendoza pitcher actually does get a hit.
Last season it took Cub pitchers 60 games to get their first sac bunt, and it happened to be Kyle Hendricks (.050/.066/.067).
The same guy who started the 5-run 2nd inning in game 2 of last year's Cubs/Cards NLDS by squeezing in the first run and then watching Jaime Garcia lose his mind.
Did you know that was gonna happen?
That's why it was such an unbelievable and uniquely NL style thing.
But my head...
Head says look at all the big bats the Cubs have been stockpiling.
How much more valuable is Dan Vogalbach if he doesn't have to pick up a glove?
(Lots put Kyle Schwarber in that camp, but it's waaay too early to make that judgement.)
I can get by all the arguments against the DH if I think it gets the Cubs a World Series.
It's that simple.
I have learned to stop worrying and love the DH.
Hey, I know it's a broken record but I've been swamped beyond belief.
And I wanted to show you one picture from this last production.
If you've read here for any length of time, you know I've had a Google alert for shark attacks for years.
South Africa has really cold water, and it's where lots of the really giant great whites live.
We had a production assistant who also was our guide, Simon.
So Simon's driving us along this one road that winds along the coast and says that coming up we should all look out to the water because this is where the insanely big waves are and it's where the super-talented surf.
So we look out and... no surfers.
Then we pass this:
"Oh." says Simon.
They have shark spotters and they put up these flags if they see sharks.
Of all the sports in all the world, surfing is the one that I could never not in a billion years try.