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?