Can you feel it folks? Weather is getting a little warmer. Grass is starting to show. Women on Facebook are having their spring break photo albums stalked. And the Cubs are embarrassing their fans and franchise. Baseball's almost here!
So I guess Dale Sveum has started a spring bunting tournament tradition since he started as the manager of the Cubs and this year out of 60+ major league players, their video assistant nearly took the crown. The video assistant! Only the Cubs could have an story be so Cubs. This would be like a restaurant having a cooking competition and a bus boy beats a chef. Or having a competition of who can waste their college degree more and a blogger not winning. Now I guess this guy, Nate Halm, played some college ball and a bit overseas, but still, when the video assistant nearly wins a skills competition against your entire major league roster that CANNOT be a good omen.
PS: Kind of feel for Dale Sveum here. The guy guided us to the 2008 Wild Card, was a great hitting coach and I think was generally liked by all Brewers fans. Finally gets his shot to be a full time Major League manager and it's with a real life version of the Bad News Bears. I picture him in his office every night with a glass of scotch reading don't kill myself books. Wouldn't shock me if he just shows up at Brewers camp in Maryvale with his Brewers jersey on and acts like nothing happened George Costanza style.
Double PS: Signs you know your franchise is a joke: Pirates fans are taking shots at you. Maybe the meanest thing said on the internet today.