I was just... looking around to see if there's any new Cubs news.
I looked over at the "important dates" on the MLB website, and there's a list of when the BBWAA (which is Baseball Writers' Association of America) will announce the awards for Rookie of the Year, Manager of the Year, the Cy Young Award and MVP.
But I thought hey, Bryant already won that, right?
Oh yeah, that was the players voting for that one.
So I went over to the BBWAA website.
Design-wise, it's hideous!
Looks so Bush League, right?
Look at that stupid logo!
And then I saw it.
How come I still have that reaction to the Cubs haven't won the World Series since 1908 thing?
So what if it's been one hundred and seven years - the team is so good now!
Ahhhh... don't lie - you've got it too.
But how about these awards?
Bryant is a shoo in.
Maddon is... well that one doesn't matter.
Joe's the guy who's gonna get the Cubs over the hump and if he doesn't win Manager of the Year this year, he's going to be Manager of the Slightly Over A Century very soon.
And Jake Arrieta deserves the Cy Young, period.
It's pretty crazy that 3 Cubs are in this discussion, though.
Not that one - the one with the "20" in front of it.
The All-Star team that year had 8 Cubs - that was crazy.
In '09 there was one: Ted Lilly.
That was back to normal.
But now, I expect that multiple Cubs will be littering the All-Star teams for years to come.
That ain't crazy.
Just a fact.
PS: Sorry to step outside sports, but I'm sickened by what happened in Paris.