Happy Opening Day 2013 to you all!
It should be another fun summer for baseball fans everywhere. Everywhere, that is, except the city of Chicago, where both the Cubs and White Sox are expected to struggle this season. While the White Sox will continue to compete in the AL Central against the defending AL Champion and World Series favorite Detroit Tigers, the Cubs will continue to undergo a franchise overhaul in the second year of the Theo Epstein-Jed Hoyer era.
Coming off a trying 2012 season in which they lost 100 games for the first time since, remarkably, 1966, the Cubs have little reason to hope for anymore success in 2013. It’s expected to be another long season, but that won’t stop Cubs fans from showing pride, win or lose. Eddie Vedder said it best, ‘Someday we’ll go all the way…”
Cubs fans might have no choice but to live in the past yet again. This season marks the ten-year anniversary of the 2003 season, the year the Cubs came oh-so-painfully close from you know what. In fact, I still smile whenever I watch this video:
Jordan and I look forward to providing coverage of both the Cubs and White Sox this season. Enjoy your Opening Day, and as the umpires shout, “Play ball!”