“I’m surprised I’m even putting words together. It’s been a pretty grueling season for all of us.”
Those were Kris Bryant’s words from the Cubs clubhouse shortly after the final loss of the season, but they were mine as well. Whether it was the grind of following and writing about this team all year or the Irish wake we held for them into the wee hours, I had little desire and less motivation to write about much of anything this morning.
But as both Chicago and my hangover faded with each revolution of my tires, perspective began to worm its way into my thoughts. Objects in the rearview mirror are, after all, closer than they appear and hindsight is 20/20, or so I’ve been led to believe. Put them together and you can see quite clearly.
This was such an odd season for the Cubs, coming as it did on the heels of something none of us had ever experienced. They labored through 2017 like some sort of collective Harrison Bergeron, held down by the weights and shackles of expectation — both ours and their own. And just when it looked as though they might have broken free, the Dodgers …Read the Rest
Source:: Cubs Insider