Weird, but I kinda miss the days of way more legitimate, over-the-top dislike between the Cubs and Sox.
I mean, I guess Jake Peavy's still someone you can love to hate, but overall the Sox are just sort of...there.
Look at Robin Ventura.
A Chevy Impala rental.
As much as we all couldn't stand him and are enjoying his current quiet status, it was never boring when Ozzie Guillen was here.
They should have him come sing the 7th inning stretch just for grins.
I have no idea where that drawing came from.
Something to do during a rainout, I guess.
But I was talking to someone the other day about how the rivalries are all sort of at a cooler temperature while the Cubs re-tool and get ready for the Big Surge in a couple years.
Although probably Milwaukee, because they're so awful (and not in the middle of rebuilding HAHAHAHA), they're still pretty high temp.
But like in St. Louis, I promise you they don't look at the Cubs like they did in 2003.
Sure there's excitement here with Castro and Rizzo and Samardzija and Castillo.
And Barney can dazzle with the glove.
Garza tried to fire everybody up in Cincinnati after the waaaaaay-high Cueto-over-DeJesus-pitch the other day, but if silly Dusty hadn't responded nobody would have noticed.
Okay, now that I spent all that time talking about how it's all cooled off, um... it's going to be Danks vs Scott Feldman. Had the rain come just one inning later last night, we might be talking about a sweep.
And I forgot that Samardzija nailed Konerko the other day.
What was I thinking?
What if Danks throws at Soriano?
Okay, what about Rizzo?
Ahhh, I don't even need any of that to remember...IT'S THE CUBS VS THE SOX.
I'm back to normal.
If I can figure out a way to sneak out of here Thurs or Fri, I'm totally gonna be at Wrigley.
Don't tell anybody, okay?