The Bears 2010 season was ultimately a disappointment. The Bulls are hot, but they’ve only won their weak division so far. The Blackhawks have struggled mightily and are fighting just to make the playoffs. Currently, there are no worries for me because it’s finally time for Chicago Cubs baseball.
The 2010 offseason was marked by a managerial change, acquisition of a couple of former World Series participants, the loss of a legend, and absorbing shots fired by our former favorite scrappy douchebag, Ryan Theriot. Former lard-ass RHP Carlos Silva didn’t make the big-league roster and also immediately did what he could to trash the Cubs (and make fans’ shit lists), although it was a rather odd outburst: “I knows how this works. If you put zeroes on the board, you’re going to have perfect weight, the best-looking face–you are the perfect guy. I spent 2 1/2 months like that. And something bad happens–boom–you need to lose weight, you need to do this, you need to be blond.” Silva also said that there was never a true competition for the fourth and fifth spot. Apparently, someone didn’t let Silva know that he was just part of a bad contract swap. Besides all of the dead weight that was Silva and Theriot, SS Starlin Castro is on a steady path to becoming a legitimate star, RF Tyler Colvin is indeed invincible, C Geo Soto says no to drugs, and a cast of other young and not so young players are ready to begin the 2011 campaign.
Whether or not Z is cured, I don’t know. I don’t know if Pena will hit .200. Maybe Fukudome will hit beyond May. Perhaps Soriano decides to play 140+ games and play well at the same time. Or Marmol realizes that he has a mid-90’s fastball in his repertoire. Most Cubs fans might become sensible. I don’t know. What I do know is that I’m ecstatic to know that the Cubs are now playing baseball in 2011.