Time for the Stretch

The last day of the baseball season is always filled with mixed emotions. If the team you follow has had a good year then you do not want it to end but if it’s been a bad season then chances are you are ready for it to be over. Maybe it is the kid in me but I am never ready for the baseball season to be over. Yes, there are the playoffs and the World Series but when the last out is made in the Cubs final game that is when my baseball season comes to an end.

After following a team day in and day out for seven-plus months, the final out is made then nothing. No more lineups, no more pre-game shows, no more Pat Hughes … just thoughts on what could have been.

It has been a long season and it is time for the CCO to take a break but not without a few thoughts and tips of the cap …

I know I say this around this time every year but it is hard to believe we just completed our sixth full season and will soon celebrate another anniversary. Where has the time gone?

When news breaks in the coming weeks, we will post it so you guys can keep up with, and discuss, the latest on the Chicago National League Ball Club but for now the daily articles, columns and reports will not be as frequent. You can follow the CCO on Twitter for the latest news and rumors during the down time.

A tip of the cap goes out to my wife Abby for all she does so her husband can have his hobby. A huge thanks goes out to Tom for his minor league reports and to Brian for reminding us all to have a sense of humor … and to my buddy Jim that helps keep the CCO on the World Wide Web. Plus, I cannot forget Mego, Hughes, Jake, ZuZu and Jordan.

I truly appreciate all of the readers and posters that fuel the CCO on daily basis. You guys are the truest definition of the Cubs Faithful and it is because of you that the CCO has carved out a space in the vast Cubs blogosphere.

Thank you! And until next time … Stay Classy Cubs Fans

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Quote of the Day

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