Sunday, April 11, 2010
One week ago today, the Cubs didn't play, and I was not alone in my anxiety over my separation from real baseball. Since then, the Cubs have played six games, only two of which have resulted in Cubbie victory. The offense has sputtered. The bullpen has been battered. The defense has fluttered. The starting pitching has been, in all but one game, outstanding.
I don't speak for anyone else but me, but I like what I've seen so far. Why? Because I know the offense will improve. I think the defense and bullpen will stabilize. I don't know how much longer we can rely on Silva and Gorzelanny to maintain their stellar beginnings, but the fact that they have started strong is promising. And most importantly, I just got to enjoy a week of baseball. I love baseball.
Right now, I'll just leave it at that.