You remember 2016, right?
A leap year, the same year that Dexter Fowler surprised everyone when he showed up at Spring Training to lead off.
They were 17-5 at the end of April.
35-15 end of May, 85-47 end of August and then... 103 wins at the end of the season.
But then it turned out to not be the end of the season.
Totally remember that.
Wonder what that means for this year?
Kris Bryant sort of surprised everyone by showing up at Cubs' Spring Training, and he'll lead off.
Tell you what, if the Cubs are 17-5 at the end of April, I'll be out of my mind with history repeating.
In the meantime, last night's Cubs v Padres game started off, one would imagine, exactly as Grandpa Rossy planned.
Bryant with the lead off single followed by Anthony Rizzo's opposite way double to deep left, which scored Bryant from first.
That's pretty much a 1984 Daily Double.
Back when Bobby Dernier led off followed by Ryne Sandberg hitting 2nd, and Harry Caray started calling them the "Daily Double".
I'd take that any day.
Tyler Chatwood started last night, went 2 innings and gave up one hit, a homer to Trent Grisham.
He also struck out 2 and walked 2.
Pressure's on there, Tyler, and it would be nice to stop with the BBs, okay?
Anyway, a pretty good game and the Cub regulars played most of the way, but ended up 1-5 Pads.
And today it's Cubs vs Brewers at 2:05.
I'm getting used to streaming on the MLB app, and that's what I'll be doing this afternoon.
I got up at 5:30 and put a pork shoulder on the grill (set up as a smoker). Ought to be done after the game.
Enjoy your weekend and Go Cubs.