Well, it IS almost June, isn't it?
All the confidence and joy of the 7-2 homestand got ruined by the Dodger sweep, the Cubs are in 3rd place and just a game above .500.
IT'S TIME TO FREAK OUT!!!
At least that's what I read that Joe Maddon said.
"If you want to freak out, freak out."
Did you see Ian Happ's diving try at a sinking liner that went into his glove but the glove curled up on the grass and the ball squirted out?
Last year, that woulda been an out.
This year, it squirts.
And yeah the starting pitching hasn't been as good as it was last year and the timely hitting seems to not be happening enough and Kyle Schwarber and Addison Russell haven't been swinging it like last year.
But there are 113 games left for that to turn around.
I think Joe's advice is good advice, though.
If you wanna freak out, freak out.
By all means.
Go outside and scream at the top of your lungs.
Go dig big holes in the garden and cuss alot.
Drop and give me 50 pushups.
Grow snake hair.
Do all that.
It actually feels good.
Then at 3:40 go outside and turn on your radio and listen to the golden tones of Pat Hughes take you through the Cubs vs the Padres.
Maybe today's the day it all starts back on track.
I bet we're in for a couple more freak outs before this season's over, and that's baseball.
There are miles to go til October, and it's anything but boring, AND I promise you Happ's gonna catch that ball next time.