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Back in the Saddle

I wore my Cubs hat all day today.  I'm back in the saddle.

After the disaster of game three -- which I turned off in the third inning -- I threw my cubs hat into the corner and walked around the block three times.  I took off my "Believe" and "It's Gonna Happen" bracelets.  I pulled my Cubs flag down from my porch overhang.  And I didn't think about baseball for over a day.

When I turned my computer on, I closed the tab for this site before it could come up, and I haven't looked at it since then. 

But today, I pulled my Cubs hat on and walked into the kitchen.  "Next year is the year," I announced to my wife and son.  I put my bracelets back on.  My flag is folded and ready for our move, where it will be hung in a place of honor till February, and then it'll go out where the neighborhood can see it.  I don't put political signs on my lawn, but I show my Cubs flag proudly.

And now I'm back.

I have no, deep, pithy comments to make.  I'm sure there will be changes in the team, although I wouldn't change anything if I were in charge.  All I can say is, I believe that this team can do it all in 2009.

Is it February yet?

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of SB Nation or Al Yellon, managing editor (unless it's a FanPost posted by Al). FanPost opinions are valued expressions of opinion by passionate and knowledgeable baseball fans.

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