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The Daily Belli watch: 30 days to the Cubs Spring Training opener

We are waiting. And waiting. And waiting...

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Today’s Daily Belli comes courtesy of BCB’er skmd, who posted this comment in yesterday’s installment.

With all apologies to Samuel Beckett.

FIRST CUBS FAN: Charming spot. (He turns, advances to front, halts facing auditorium.) Inspiring prospects. (He turns to Second Cubs Fan.) Let’s go.

SECOND CUBS FAN: We can’t.

FIRST CUBS FAN: Why not?

SECOND CUBS FAN: We’re waiting for Bellinger.

FIRST CUBS FAN: (despairingly). Ah! (Pause.) You’re sure it was here?

SECOND CUBS FAN: What?

FIRST CUBS FAN: That we were to wait.

SECOND CUBS FAN: He said by the ivy. (They look at the ivy.) Do you see any others?

FIRST CUBS FAN: What is it?

SECOND CUBS FAN: I don’t know. Ivy, I think.

FIRST CUBS FAN: Where are the leaves?

SECOND CUBS FAN: It must be dead.

FIRST CUBS FAN: No more leaves.

SECOND CUBS FAN: Or perhaps it’s not the season.

FIRST CUBS FAN: Looks to me more like Busch.

SECOND CUBS FAN: PCA.

FIRST CUBS FAN: Busch.

SECOND CUBS FAN: P—. What are you insinuating? That we’ve come to the wrong place?

FIRST CUBS FAN: Bellinger should be here.

SECOND CUBS FAN: He didn’t say for sure he’d come.

FIRST CUBS FAN: And if he doesn’t come?

SECOND CUBS FAN: We’ll come back tomorrow.

FIRST CUBS FAN: And then the day after tomorrow.

SECOND CUBS FAN: Possibly.

FIRST CUBS FAN: And so on.

And so on, indeed. We continue to wait. In the meantime, as covered by Josh in BCB AfterDark, one of the possible alternatives to Cody Bellinger has signed:

This does put a bit of pressure on Jed Hoyer, I think, given that a player who might have helped the Cubs has signed — and with a division rival.

Today would be a very good day for the Cubs to sign Cody Bellinger.

Poll

Maybe this time! When will Cody Bellinger sign with the Cubs?

This poll is closed

  • 5%
    Today!
    (37 votes)
  • 7%
    This week
    (51 votes)
  • 13%
    By the end of January
    (92 votes)
  • 34%
    February
    (235 votes)
  • 3%
    March
    (27 votes)
  • 34%
    He won’t; he’ll sign with another team
    (237 votes)
679 votes total Vote Now