If you go back to the end of last season, I mean I can't speak for everybody but I thought hey, if they can bring up a couple of the kids and begin the Next Journey even playing .500 ball, I'd be over the moon.
That didn't happen.
Instead they're 7 over at the break with 47 wins, the 5th best in the NL.
I'd call that ahead of schedule.
Playoff talk is real.
Can 3 teams from the same division make it?
On the steak scale that's about medium rare.
I have no doubt there are about to be changes.
And I trust that Cub Management won't overdo it.
Like, it's not the right year to go all in like Billy Beane did last year, right?
But a couple moves for some improvement and maaan, pull that thing off the grill.
This has been BY FAR the most enjoyable baseball summer in forever.
Keep it up.
ps: Mike Trout. 2 All-Star MVP awards in a row. It's kinda cool we're alive to see this guy.
psps: I regret to say that the rest of this week is an absolute trainwreck of being slammed for me. I'll do my best but... just know I'm not ignoring anything, it's just busy.
pspsps: that cow thing. I took it from this giant hunk of beef Joe Pytka got us one time at a place called Peter Luger's in NY. It must have been a prime rib, but it was longer with no bones. We'd been hunting locations in bad traffic and Joe's not an easy man to please when it comes to his locations, so it was kind of difficult. Suddenly we were in Brooklyn and all the vans stopped.
Everybody was recharged and ready to go.
One of my favorite production memories.