It’s Time for the Stretch

The last day of a baseball season is filled with so many thoughts and mixed emotions. Maybe it is the kid in me, but I am never quite ready for the end of the baseball season. Yes, I will watch the post-season and the World Series but the baseball season has, and always will end, when the Cubs are done for the year.

I read somewhere this past week that bad baseball is better than no baseball at all. That phrase really hit home for me and summed up the recently completed season. While it was a bad year at the big league level for the Cubs, at least it was baseball. Every day we were able to hear Pat Hughes say, “Chicago Cubs Baseball is on the air” but unfortunately this season, that was sometimes the lone highlight of the game.

It has been another long year for the Chicago Cubs, one full of change and one that was more about the future than the present.

With the regular season now in the rearview mirror, it is time for the CCO to take a breathier but not without a few thoughts and tips of the cap.

I know I say this every year but it is hard to believe we just completed our seventh full season and despite the way the big league team played, the site continued to grow … and for that we tip our caps to all of our readers.

A huge thanks goes out to Tom for his tremendous coverage of the minor league system and to Ray and Ben for their contributions this season … and to my buddy Jim who helps keep the CCO on the World Wide Web. And, last but not least, to Brian for reminding us all to take time to laugh and that the game we are all so passionate about is that, just a game.

A tip of the cap goes out to my wife Abby for all she does and gives up on a daily basis so I can have my hobby. I would not be able to do this without her … or Mego, Hughes, Jake, ZuZu and Jordan.

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

And until next time … Stay Classy Cubs Fans

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