The conclusion of the Chicago Cubs' 2007-2008 season is one that I do not want to talk about ever again.
However, it does develop some greater questions.
Where will the Cubs go from here?
How will it effect the ’08 -’09 season?
What offseason moves will be made?
Will we ever have a solid bullpen?
What will happen to Ryan Dempster and Kerry Wood?
I wish I could answer these questions and many more. Consider this season a true test of loyalty to those North Siders. We just believe. The rest is up to the organization and players.
Being a true, loyal, passionate, what ever word you could add to this description, Cubs fan, I’ve had many reflective feelings and questions about this year.
Overall, I am very happy about this season. We have developed a much better team than that of the years before. True Cubs fans should look at this as a positive year, rather than wanting to strangle every living thing they see. Sure, I understand the anger that can encompass our persons.
But is this the way we should act? I beg to differ.
I have the strong feeling that when those “Lovable Losers” win the World Series, it will feel like the best accomplishment in baseball history. The fact that it took 100+ years is just all the anticipation built up. In a way, it’s similar to a musical piece building up to climax. That’s how I feel about the issue.
So, just wait, embrace it, the day will come. We will rejoice.
As far as changes for the club go, let’s see if Jim Hendry can try to put this lineup together:
1. Rafael Furcal - SS
2. Derrek Lee - 1B
3. Aramis Ramirez - 3B
4. Bobby Abreu - RF
5. Alfonso Soriano - LF
6. DeRosa/ Fontenot - 2B
7. Geovany Soto - C
8. Kosuke Fukudome - CF
Remember, there is always next year.