Admittedly, maybe its the lack of Cubs in this years playoffs…but I haven’t seen anything to get excited about. Normally the playoffs are extremely addictive and I love watching every minute regardless of who is playing. This year however, I haven’t seen anything to get all that excited about.
And not in a good “family game night” kind of way either.
These videos come off of ESPN.com and its great to hear thoughts of that amazing Cubs year from someone smack in the middle of the whirlwind of reasons as to why it all happened the way it did. Something that would be great for Bradley to hear now too…maybe if he hears enough former and current Cubs talk about how lucky he is to be a Cub, maybe it will help him realize what he has if ends up staying or what he had if Hendry finds a taker this off-season.
The domino effect of events that had to happen in 1984, to end the way it did and claim the title that they did is a pretty amazing story. One that almost lets Hendry completely off the hook when it comes to the Bradley signing. I have taken him off the hook completely and feel confident in Hendry making the deals in the off-season to see if it makes the difference in 2010. No one thought the moves the Cubs made would put them over the top and back into the playoffs. But they did. And trades and signings that the organization and fans get excited over, ones that they have high hopes for can just as easily surprise and disappoint. The 1984 Cubs had a young, all-star caliber talent in Ryne Sandberg and a bunch of guys that no one saw coming. It all just kind of fit just right and put the Cubs in the playoffs.
Sure, we all want the Series title…aiming to make the playoffs is never the ultimate goal, simply the first necessary step to get there. But imagine if we were celebrating and enjoying a team like this today. I don’t think any one of us would complain about that. Happy 25th anniversary 1984 Cubs. May you be one highlighted season among those that eventually, hopefully shortly, get us to the ultimate prize. Go Cubs Go!
If only Lee didn’t wait so long to turn it on this season.
Today’s broadcast of Prose and Ivy Cubs Blog Talk Radio went really well I must say for the first live broadcast. I didn’t get word out nearly early enough for people to know about it, mark it on their calendars and call in. But the technology is really cool and I think it’s going to be a blast to do in conjuction with the written aspect of Prose and Ivy. I’ll be sure to let you all know when the next broadcast is going to be well in advance this next time so you can call in and share your thoughts. Talk radio is a whole lot cooler when people call in…er, even listen for that matter. Next time, more advanced notice for sure.
Cubs v. Reds again tomorrow at Wrigley. Mr. All-Star Theodore Roosevelt Lilly on the mound for the Cubs. Go get your W Teddy Mustwin (see a couple of posts below this). Go Cubs Go!
The Rockies have surged their way to a last at-bat victory once again and matched the Cubs sweep of the Pirates with a sweep of the Reds.