When I came up with this little animated gif, I was actually gagging on Cubs Depression after reading MLBTR's "Complete and Total Rebuild" post.
But I got over it.
The gif is supposed to illustrate what our Cub brains have been fed in the past off-seasons...
A Box 'o Rocks wrapped in something shiny (thanks Crunch) like: "The Three C's: Castro, Cashner & Colvin!" or "Getting Left Handed Will Get Us To The Series!"
(Okay, maybe nothing shiny about the "Left Handed" thing, but you know what I mean.)
This off season is SO different.
No one from the Cubs front office is saying, "2012 is gonna be AWESOME!"
It's full-on rebuilding, the wrapping paper is made of cellophane, and the language is based on words like "assets".
It's both refreshing and also kinda like when you first heard an older kid say, "There is no Santa you moron."
Is next summer gonna be awful?
Maybe, but keep your sights on the future and it won't be so bad.
I know that's a joke to a Cubs Fan, but there you go.