We’ve entered February.
There will be Cubs baseball this month!
It’s just 24 days until the Cubs’ first spring-training game. For now, though, there isn’t much news or things going on, and won’t be for a couple of weeks, when pitchers and catchers report (13 days!).
So today I thought I’d put this question out there, as posed in the headline: Who’s your favorite Cub of all time?
You can have any reason or no reason to like a particular player. It can be a current Cub or someone from the past — as I’ve chosen, Hall of Famer Billy Williams.
I always liked Billy’s approach to the game — quiet, low-key, producing every single day, in fact, a then-record 1,117 consecutive games played. And after his retirement, he returned to the Cubs in various roles, among them coaching for many years. All told Billy spent 31 years in a Cubs uniform, 16 as a player, 15 as a coach, more than 5,000 games in the blue pinstripes, more than anyone else.
And he always did that with class and dignity. Even now, he’s still a senior advisor to management and should be at spring training this year.
Now it’s your turn.