Turn back the clock today?
What a stupid idea.
The last time it was good for us doesn't even exist because WE WEREN'T BORN YET.
If a tree fell the last time the Cubs won a World Series but everybody died since then, did it make a sound?
I don't think so.
Turn back the clock?
Are you insane?
Even the "good" years are horrible, filled with collapses and black cats and Steve Garveys.
Lucky for us, that's in the rear view.
Now is a time for optimism.
The times they are a-changin'.
I can see clearly now the rain is gone.
You're built like a car, you've got a hub cap diamond star halo.
Okay mabye not T. Rex but you know what I'm talking about.
It's horrible that poor Ricky Renteria lost the Cubs' managership, but really anybody who signed on with the Cubs since Theo Epstien arrived had to know that the people playing at Wrigley Field weren't really a team at all.
They were a concept.
An abstract notion.
I mean, Bryan LaHair was an All-star.
Did that even really happen?
The words "Bryan LaHair was an All-Star" are weirder than anything T. Rex ever wrote.
Ricky had to know that his job could be gone at any time.
I have a couple friends who are Dodger fans, and those guys are FURIOUS that Donny Baseball is still their manager when they coulda bought our new guy.
That's a big step towards reality.
I mean, even Cardinal Fans noticed that one.
It's a disturbance in their force.
The game I got to go to this year, when the crowd was homer-silenced twice by new, unknown Cubs?
That was about as good as I've felt about our favorite team in years.
"Who is Soul Air?" I was asked.
"How do you say Al can't are ahhh?"
I was in HEAVEN.
And I liked it.
And I expect more of that in 2015.
So don't ask me to turn back the clock, okay?