Anarchists Brunch: A New Day
It’s funny. When your team is mired in a losing streak, you’ll very quickly let someone tell you why it’s not as bad as it looks, as after all no team ever goes 0-162. You’re quite easily buoyed. But it doesn’t go the other way. When the Cubs are in the middle of this ridiculous streak, the last thing you want to hear is that they’re probably not THIS Good. It’s a real challenge to be deflated. In the back of our minds, we know that the Cubs are probably not quite this much of a force. But we won’t listen to that voice until we have to.
Before the season, I said the Cubs would win 88 games. I knew that was on the high side of the optimistic scale. People made sure I knew that as well. Well, now 88 wins would seem… still good, but a little flat? The Cubs merely only have to remain .500 the rest of the way to get to 90 wins. And with games against the Braves, Reds, Phillies (despite whatever that was in July), and Brewers, wouldn’t .500 be the least we should suspect? Where could this end?