Man I am sick of all the "2016 SUCKED" stories.
I don't talk politics here, and I don't want to bring up any famous musicians or actors or anybody else who passed away.
Much better to just keep saying that the Cubs are the 2016 World Champions (read this story by Sam Miller, please).
And to think about Theo and Jed, who are figuring out how to give Chicago it's best chance at keeping the good times rolling in 2017.
(Whoops, an interruption, sorry... I just got a text from my son that said, "I haven't showered all year. GROSS!")
Anyway, look at this:
Wouldn't you hate to be the GUY who has to do this chart?
GUY: Theo, what am I supposed to do with Schwarber?
THEO: Put him in left.
GUY: What about Ben Zobrist?
THEO: You mean the World Series MVP?
GUY: Yeah, him.
THEO: Put him at 2nd.
GUY: But Baez is there.
THEO: Oh yeah. Um... How does Javier Zobrist sound?
GUY: Well, then his walkup music can't be "Benny and the Jets", right?
THEO: Crap. Invent another position just for the chart, then.
GUY: Like...2nd Fielder?
THEO: I DON'T KNOW. I have to pay attention to the pitching staff...
Anyway, Jon Jay and Wade Davis.
Two of the luckiest guys in sports, right?
Wade Davis wasn't that much of a surprise with his Joe Maddon link.
But Jon Jay was just a guy stuck in the muck out in San Diego, and then he gets a call...
You know Albert Almora is Theo's guy, and Theo is going to do everything in his power to allow Almora to be successful.
So it's smart, having an Almora/Jay center field combo so the heat stays relatively mild on the kid.
Who we last saw tagging and taking 2nd on a Bryant fly ball, and then scoring the go ahead run in Game 7.
Of all these Cub Kids with their baby faces, for some reason Almora looks like a man.
Um so, back to... I forgot to say Happy New Year.
Which is a funny thing to say considering I still well up almost every time I see or hear anything about the Cubs.
But 2016 will always be the Year of the Cubs, and 2017 will be the first step in seeing if the 2010's become the Decade of the Cubs.
Sounds pretty cool, anyway.