I've thought about this for a bit, and if I had one do-over I'd probably want to see how things would have turned out if I had gone down a different path in college. I spent most of my high school time figuring that I was going to go on to an engineering degree of some sort, being in the advanced track in both science and mathematics... and then I took that one Accounting course my senior year and aced it. And that pretty much changed everything. Not that I regret it, mind you; I just wonder what life would have been like had I actually gone on to get that mechanical engineering degree.
Wouldn't have helped my creative writing, though.
From Comcast SportsNet Chicago:
- Addison Russell has simple goals for the 2015 season: Have some fun, and go out and play his game.
- If the Cubs had one Groundhog Day moment, what would they do over?
From ESPN Chicago:
- Jed Hoyer's headed to Mesa for Spring Training, but before he left he sat down for a conversation with Jesse Rogers.
- In former Cub news, Paul Maholm has signed a minor-league contract with the Cincinnati Reds.
From the Chicago Tribune via RedEye Chicago:
- Miguel Montero is looking forward to the challenge of playing at Wrigley Field, and Diamondbacks pitcher Daniel Hudson says that Cub pitchers are going to love him.
From the Daily Herald:
- More former Cub news: After a few years away from baseball, Mark Grudzielanek is looking forward to his new job as the manager of the Kane County Cougars.
From Cubs Den:
- John Arguello continues his 2015 organizational previews with a look at the Tennessee Smokies.
From Chicago Cubs Online:
- Tom Ricketts spoke last Saturday with Bruce Levine and Wayne Randazzo on The Score 670.
- There have been all kinds of Cubs prospect lists so far this offseason, and in case you missed any of them they're all compiled here.
From Cubbies Crib:
- It's been a while since the last story about who would win the spot at the back end of the rotation. Nicholas Blazek makes his case for his candidate: Travis Wood.
- It's still over two weeks until pitchers and catchers report, but Jon Lester is already on his way there.
From Chicago Cubs 101:
- This week's Bold Prediction from Tim Duxbury is a bit bolder: The Cubs will tear up the base paths in 2015.
- Kris Bryant was ranked second on MLB.com's list of Top 100 prospects, and Duxbury believes that Bryant got robbed. That may actually be putting it a bit nicely.
- Apparently Monday was Travis Wood Appreciation Day, as Duxbury also projects Wood to take the final rotation spot with a nice bounceback from his subpar 2014 season.
From Cubs Insider:
- Evan Altman lists five reasons why the World Series is better than the Super Bowl. Full disclosure: I didn't watch one second of the Super Bowl this year. No pregame, no actual game, no postgame, none of it. Not even the Nationwide Insurance commercial that sparked a thousand memes.
Today's food for thought:
- How do you weigh an object in space?
- Researchers at Cambridge University claim to have found the only two surviving bronze statues in the world that were sculpted by Michelangelo dating back to 1508.