Friday, July 11, 2008

The Halfway Mark

Now that the first half of the Cubs' regular season is almost over, at a mark of 56-37 (second best in the majors by two percentage points) the team is in damned good shape, with Alfonso Soriano due to come off the DL after the All-Star Break .

Speaking of which, have ever said how idiotic MLB commissioner Bud Selig’s idea of giving home field advantage in the World Series to the winning All-Star team is?

I did?

Well, it bears repeating (again and again) considering it puts the team with the better regular season record at a disadvantage, and through no fault of their own.

At any rate, as a lifelong Cub fan, although I’m glad to see seven guys make the NL All-Star squad, I’d sooner see them stay home, rest, and watch the game on TV, as I have this nagging anxiety of a key Cub (Aramis Ramirez, D. Lee, Geo Soto, Kosuke, Zambrano, etc) getting hurt in what still amounts to a meaningless game.

Provided that never happens, I can’t wait to see how the rest of the year finishes out.

Take a nap, boys. You've earned it.

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