Creeping Inexorably Toward A Worthwhile Sub-Heading.
Tuesday, October 07, 2003
Remember the Goal
I've been trying to think of something to add to the discussion about this series, but there are so many good previews out there (check out the linked sites on the left to see just some of what's floating around), that all I can say is I'm happy the Cubs are in the NLCS, but I won't be happy until someone wearing Cub blue is hoisting a super ugly flag bedecked trophy above their heads.
It was lovely to see the Cubs win a postseason series, and it's always good to beat the Braves, but the Cubs have eight more games to win before they've done something that will matter in the long run. Sure, when you have such a long history of futility, winning anything is exciting, but winning the Division Series is merely winning the chance to play again. There's no flag, there's no trophy. It's a step in a process. There are two steps left, and we start on the next one tonight. Here's hoping Big Z makes his mark on the Fightin' Fish and moves us one win closer to the goal.