The evolution of prime time television is so amazing.
For me, Twin Peaks is where TV first went from episode to episode and instead told one long story.
And now the biggie returns on Sunday night.
Game of Thrones.
Where for years now we've followed plots and subplots, fallen in love with characters, watched them die and be replaced by new ones.
Sounds familiar, right?
Like that other show we've been watching for a hundred years called "The Chicago Cubs".
But... take what just happened in Cincinnati.
Our favorite team is turning into another thing.
Yeah yeah, it's only April but man... they're... scary.
I never paid attention to this number because it was always red and depressing, but have you noticed the run differential?
It's the red or green number in the standings.
The Cubs have a 67, and it's green.
That means the Cubs have scored 67 more runs than they've given up - they've scored 105 runs and given up 38.
In all of baseball, only 14 teams even have green (+) numbers, and after the Cubs' +67, the next two are the Nats +31 and Cards +28.
The Cubs have a +8 run differential over the Nats and Cards combined.
That's just bad ass.
When's the last time you said that about a Cubs team?
Not to mention that one of their huge weapons, Mr. Schwarber, is out for the season.
And this isn't just bats.
The Chicago Cubs have the best ERA in baseball.
We'll see where that is later in the year, but this is so... not normal.
Okay yesterday Jon Lester shut down the Reds 8-1, so a day after the Arrieta no hitter, it's Cubs 26 Reds 1.
And tonight doesn't look any easier for the Reds with John Lackey on the mound.
Summer is coming.
Here's another version of that poster up top...
WHAT IF THAT GHOST GUY IS JOE MADDON?
YOU GUYS ON THE NIGHT WATCH BETTER GET SOME DRAGONS.