Don’t Give Up….Yet!

Words do not even begin to describe how upset, fed up, ticked off, yada, yada, yada. I am not happy, I am mad. I am upset, I am not myself, I am just sad. However, it will end at some point, it has to, and when it does I will be ecstacic, elated, so very happy, at that point, the Cubs will have won a game! Unfortunately, that has not happened for over a week and I am getting impatient.

I have asked you all to calm down before and I will ask you to do the same again. I have no idea what is going to happen, but all I know is that it is not over yet. Oh, if you want to believe it is over, go ahead, think that, be negative and give up. But I ask you this, what is the point of being negative right now? I knew you could not answer! There are definitely reasons to be negative, but there is not really a point. It is early May, so go ahead and give up if you would like, but if you think like me and want a reason to keep watching then keep reading.

After 44 games last year the Astros were 15-29. We are in much better shape than that right now and we have a great deal of occurences to look forward to. Kerry Wood will be back soon, boo-hoo if you will, but I do not. You heard it here first, he will be the pitcher we always hoped for upon his return. Wade Miller is waiting in the wings, and after Ryan Dempster’s performance, we have a good track record at taking chances. Again, it is the middle of May, so if you want to give, go ahead, but there are plenty of reasons why the baseball regular season is six months and not two.

Wade Miller will be back soon, as Mark Prior will be as well, supposedly. I know that this team’s problem is scoring runs, but that starts with your mental makeup on gameday. If you were a Major League player and you had Prior going, you would be pretty confident. If you had Angel Guzman going, maybe not so much. Well you can look to confidence and mental makeup as just as important as preparation. Neil has mentioned before that the attitude is huge and if you have confidence in a player, you will perform better. This is going to happen!

There are plenty of reasons to be mad, but the Cubs will run off a winning streak that will make you even happier than you are sad right now. The Padres had an awful April and even after winning 8 straight, they are still not over .500.

Patience is a key here, a big key. Sure it is hard to stay positive, I tend to be more negative than most when it comes to the Cubs, but you keep going and you keep believing.

I would never tell anyone to “Don’t Stop Believing”, because that is just a stupid line, but I would tell them to keep the faith. In the end, that is what we all are, “The Cubs Faithful”. If you stop believing now, you may as well just turn off your TV for good the rest of the year.

You have a choice right now, be negative, be sour, stop caring….if you choose that, so be it, there is more to life….

If not, if you keep hoping, well then, post a note or drop me a line at brian@chicagocubsonline.com.

Until next time….

KEEP YOUR HEAD UP….KEEP BELIEVING….KEEP HOPING and as always….

Stay Classy Cub Fans!!

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"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them." - John F. Kennedy

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