This is kinda it, huh?
Strikeouts are just the bitter pills we gotta swallow, hits are pretty rare, and wins are gravy.
But it's what we signed up for, and this is the time for it.
So don't get nervous or freak out or anything, it'll all be fine.
And as if next year isn't already exciting enough to look forward to, the Cubs will open against the Cardinals.
A home opener.
Against the Cardinals.
As the Ramones once said kind of loudly: "Gabba gabba hey."
Tonight it's Jake Arrieta vs. Mark Buehrle, who is 35 and still missing bats.
Come ON kids, entertain us!