Friday, May 1, 2009

Spring is in the air...

The birds are singing, everything is becoming greener, the Cubs are losing...

Ok, I don't really like being so negative right away. After all, we are only 22 games into the season. That being said, why on earth with the talent on that roster are they fighting to stay in front of the Pirates? The easy way out is to blame the injuries that may or may not be a result of the World Baseball Classic. I'm not one to take the easy way out.

Yes, the World Baseball Classic falls at a bad time for Major League Baseball. However, if these guys are relying on spring training to get ready for the season you have to question their motivation. How hard is it these days with the money they are making to stay in shape year round?

Could it be the Wrigley Curse? Possibly. If you took a poll before a certain game recently asking people if they believed in curses, most would probably have said no. Those same people though were no doubt holding their breath for that split second before they realized the cat wasn't black.

Maybe it's just me. As a member of the WGN generation, I had to endure some pretty miserable seasons. That's what scares me. The happiness I felt earlier today as the Cubs beat the Marlins to go to .500 for the year felt a little too familiar...

Yes it's early. There's plenty of time to turn it around. At what point should we start to worry? Will we even know when it's here or will it pass and we never notice?

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