How much longer will "it is what it is" apply to the Cubs?

Not gonna talk about the Cubs getting swept by Pittsburgh today.


But somewhere in the last week or two, not exactly sure (but maybe it was about Ian Stewart or something), I heard SOMEbody say "it is what it is".
Or maybe I've heard it about a thousand times. Can't really remember.
But it's the most annoying cliché ever.
I looked it up on Urban Dictionary and it was voted #1 cliché of two thousand frickin' four
That's a long time for a cliché to hang around.
It also says it means "fuck it" or "implies helplessness" and that it's "popular within the circles of coaches".
Does it apply to our favorite baseball team?
Yep...

But today I'd rather look forward!
Think about the day when "it is what it is" will die.

Because in the grand scheme of all the history of baseball, the time between now and when the Cubs can "contend" is like... Well, say you were a mosquito and you only lived for 105 minutes? Then the time between now and when the Cubs would contend is only like a couple minutes!

 
Awesome, right?

Okay, just wanted to pick up your spirits there!
Have a fabulous Memorial Day Weekend and...
Go Cubs!

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Bill Clinton wants to know what is is.

a little less than 2 weeks til the draft...

M.Appel - 98.1ip 77h 21bb 121k - 2.20era
J.Gray - 110ip 69h 21bb 127k - 1.55era

K.Bryant - 203ab 69h 12db 30hr 60bb 38k 7/11sb - .340/.504 avg/ob% (9 errors/55 games playing 3rd)

a bit hard to hear...and a heavy on "bad" language (and humor)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16Q8xga6P_0

Soriano's lack of awareness carries on past the diamond....

http://hardballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/05/24/alfonso-soriano-is-tired-of...

says he's tired of losing, doesn't want to be on a team with a bad record

yet is still on team with bad record after not wanting to be traded to Giants last year

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  • soler + hammel for mike trout is pretty much a sure thing. *nods*

    crunch 2 hours 19 min ago view
  • Not an inspired outing by Rondon. Seemingly got ahead of every hitter but had no swing and miss pitch today, slider had no bite.

    Somebody give Soler some smelling salts - yeesh

    Eric S 2 hours 20 min ago view
  • And...now that runner scores on a single...

    The E-Man 2 hours 32 min ago view
  • So where do you think Soler will be traded to this off season?

    jacos 2 hours 33 min ago view
  • And right on cue he throws to third with no chance to get runner on 2nd so the batter takes 2nd easily. How long has he been playing baseball??

    The E-Man 2 hours 33 min ago view
  • Man you cannot put Soler out there late in games for Playoffs. Yuch...

    The E-Man 2 hours 41 min ago view
  • Such is the life of a fatted calf...

    JoePepitone 2 hours 54 min ago view
  • fowler with a triple in the 4th...he's a HR away from a "natural" cycle

    crunch 3 hours 27 min ago view
  • ...and contreras takes one off the hand and he's in obvious pain. sigh.

    he's staying in the game, though he's wringing his hand out during breaks in the action. aside from that he seems to have no issue giving signs or tossing back to the pitcher.

    ...and he's batting in the cubs half of the following inning. sweet.

    crunch 3 hours 31 min ago view
  • his collapse started on august 21st this season...so it's a slight improvement.

    but wow, what a collapse since then...only 2 out of 7 can be considered good/decent.

    crunch 3 hours 43 min ago view
  • I'm really going to enjoy watching Hammel watch the playoffs.

    Jackstraw 4 hours 2 min ago view
  • The always combustible Jason Hammel

    jacos 4 hours 22 min ago view
  • Hammel :(

    Charlie 4 hours 24 min ago view
  • That was fun.

    Charlie 7 hours 23 min ago view
  • "home field advantage through the playoffs?"

    Except for the away games.

    VirginiaPhil 7 hours 36 min ago view
  • Eh, I read it as tongue-planted-firmly-in-cheek. VEB seems to have good heads on their shoulders.

    Brick 8 hours 44 min ago view