Because I was born and raised in the Chicago area, I still peruse the online suburban newspaper; I guess it’s to get my news “fix” because let’s face it – good news is boring. The more serious or tragic the news, the more interesting it is, and my local daily newspaper just doesn’t do it for me – I mean, local news is interesting, but not in the same way. So lately as I’ve been reading Chicago news, I couldn’t help but notice these all over the place:
So what is the deal? What is Year 1? It’s no secret that the Chicago Cubs are under the new management team of the Ricketts family this year, so I’m sure it has something to do with that. And it’s an unfortunate reality that the Chicago Cubs are also the team in baseball to have been without a World Series title the longest… so I guess management figures that maybe if they just reset time altogether and start from the beginning, the Cubs might have a shot this year. Two or three months from now, we will have a clearer outlook as to how the “new” team can really play. But what if the Cubs go nowhere this year, and we fans find ourselves chanting our infamous October mantra, “Maybe next year…” – what then? Will 2011 be Year 2? Let’s hope we don’t have to find out. GO CUBBIES!