As far as TV cultural icons go, Leonard Nimoy's Spock is kind of up there.
When I heard about his passing, I saw this quote thing of his at Huffington Post.
It's like almost everything his Vulcan character said could somehow relate to the Cubs.
I love: "Captain, you almost make me believe in luck."
And it's weird now that maybe, just maybe, we're gonna live long enough to actually prosper in a Cubs sort of way.
Anyway, thank you for years and years of awesome entertainment, Mr. Nimoy.
Speaking of entertainment, here's the Cubs' broadcast schedule starting on March 5th.
Less than a week away we'll hear them on MLB radio, then on the 7th will be the first time we tune into AM 780 to listen to a Cubs game.
Weird but whatever.
You saw the Cubs.com article about how Joe Maddon sees Arismendy Alcantara.
As his new Ben Zobrist, who played 2nd, right, short - kinda like Mark DeRosa.
And what I like is that while Zobrist was playing all those different positions, he got 5-600 at bats a year.
Come ON, ALCANTARA!
I didn't really follow the Rays that closely, but Maddon's done wacky things with the lineups and will continue to tinker all the time (btw, is that not the coolest Cubs t-shirt he's wearing?).
It's gonna be fun to watch.
Lastly, Patrick Kane.
Soon as he got up hunched over like that, I texted my buddy Cimino and said, "He busted his collar bone."
I broke mine in high school.
My Met Fan buddy from NY also knew immediately because he'd broken his in college.
Once you break your collar bone, that kind of pain is easy to recognize because of the way you have to sort of half hunch over to make it not hurt.
A terrible injury for Kane.
Having someone check you when that thing is freshly healed... I just can't imagine how you can block it out even if you're playing for the Stanley Cup.
Here's a shot of Kane and director Joe Pytka from a shoot last year.
Kane was super nice to work with and had not an ounce of diva in him at all.
Hope he can come back strong.
Lastly lastly, the painting above was originally done in '03 and was about the Brewers (68-94 that year) getting swept by the Cubs.