This morning, you should do some stuff.
Think about some stuff.
That cup of coffee you're drinking?
That could be the cup of coffee you had the morning that the Chicago Cubs won the World Series.
Those might be the shoes you chose to wear the day that the Chicago Cubs won the World Series.
The rain that might happen later might be the rain that fell the day the Chicago Cubs won the World Series.
I have a terrible cold that I"m choosing to cherish today.
I let the jerk who sped up past everybody in the lane you're not supposed to do that in cut in and merge in front of me.
I held the door for someone carrying a buncha stuff even though they were a mile behind me.
It's a good day to be in a good mood and spread some good.
Which brings me to the Chicago Cubs.
God, are they good.
Jake Arrieta struck out 9, he was freaking awesome last night.
And he's already volunteered to throw this evening should Joe Maddon need him.
In the very first inning, Joe West tried to be Joe West on a pitch that should have been strike three on Francisco Lindor.
It was a perfect pitch that came back over the tip of the inside of the plate.
But Jake didn't even blink - he struck out Mike Napoli instead for out no. 3.
But last night will be remembered for the Cub bats.
2 out in the top of the 1st, Kris Bryant hit a homer.
430 something feet, and when it landed it sort of caused an earthquake.
Because then there were 2 aftershocks when Anthony Rizzo and Ben Zobrist each nailed very hard hit singles and Cleveland pitcher Josh Tomlin immediately lost confidence in his abused curveball.
Then Addison Russell knocked in 2 when Cleveland outfielders Lonnie Chisenhall and Tyler Naquin apparently couldn't hear each other and expected the other to catch Addy's popup.
Cubs 3 Indians 0.
In the 3rd Kyle Schwarber walked, went to 2nd on Rizzo's single, and then to 3rd on Zobrist's single.
Terry Francona took out Tomlin and matched Danny Otero with Russell, who Grand Slammed it to center field and became the youngest player to hit a salami since Micky Mantle.
I can hardly type that.
Straight over the center field wall and down a tunnel.
Someone getting a hot dog said, "Hey what's this baseball doing here?"
The Cubs seemed to have already creamed the Indians and you or I probably would have let Arrieta go for at least that last out in the 6th, but he'd given up a couple earlier and then walked Chisenhall.
Joe put in Mike Montgomery to end the inning.
When Roberto Perez walked and Kipnis singled in the 7th, Joe pulled Montgomery with 2 out.
Put in Aroldis Chapman.
Man what a buncha chatter after that.
Joe Buck and John Smoltz got everybody's opinion but Chapman's, and I turned on the radio.
(I heard this morning that after the game, Chapman said he wants the ball until his arm falls off.)
So Chapman gets the last out there, gets 3 outs in the 8th.
In the top of the 9th Anthony Rizzo pulled one out of the park to right with Bryant on, and the Cubs were back up by 7.
Bottom 9 Chapman walks Brandon Guyer and in comes Pedro Strop and Travis Wood to finish it.
Cubs 9 Indians 3.
Jason Heyward's throw and impossible catch were HUGE.
Javy Baez may be changing how we judge greatness in the infield - he's evolving it to another thing.
Lastly, Kyle Schwarber's skill, patience and power batting 2nd changes everything in the lineup.
Fowler, Schwarber, Bryant, Rizzo, Zobrist, Russell.
That's the movie where they have ALL the monsters.
I cannot wait for tonight.
But in the meantime, this is the BEST cup of coffee I've ever had.