Suffice to say, this is a dark day in the story of the 2006 season, and while there may still be light heading our way, get ready for a long wait to catch sight of it.
- downcast Derek Smart @ Cub Town
For those non-Cub fans who visit the site, note that it’s March 15th when people are giving up on the season.
Let me tell you that I’ve been paying ZERO attention to spring training this year, because the WBC has been far more compelling and there’s not so much to fun to look for in spring training. This and the Walker thing hasn’t proved me wrong, but mostly, I like quasi-real baseabll over completely fake baseball. It’s going to be such a drag next year.
Anyway, I refuse to be upset about it because this is completly consistent with the last few years, so Prior missing a few starts is something we all should be expecting by now. That Tejada/Abreu stuff looks awful tempting now, of course.
I’m perfectly fine with Maddux, Rusch, Williams, and Z! as our 4 man starting rotation to start the season. It’s too soon for Angel, but three-five starts by Hill while we wait for one of Prior/Wood/Miller to feel better is fine with me.
I can’t believe the Derek Lee who was hitting big HRs in WBC is hurt, so I’ve decided he’s actually all okay. That’s that.