Happy New Year from Chicago Cubs Online
The calendar has flipped and I quote the great John Lennon once again, it’s hard to believe another year is over and a new one has just begun. And what a year it was and what a year it could be in 2015 for the Chicago Cubs.
Baseball is just around the corner and before we know it, the off-season will be over and it will be time to watch the game again.
It is only 15 days until the 30th Annual Cubs Convention (Jan. 16-18), pitchers and catchers report to Mesa during the second week of February, the Cubs first Spring Training games on March 5 versus the A’s and the Giants are 63 days away and Opening Night at Wrigley Field versus the Cardinals is in 94 days.
The Cubs had a better second half of the 2014 season than the first as players were promoted from the minors. And the winning after the break created an excitement that has been missing from the Cubs for a very long time.
As good as it was for the Cubs over the last two months of the season, it’s been even better for the team since the last game of the year in Milwaukee. The Cubs hired one of the best managers in the game in Joe Maddon and inked a top of the rotation starter in Jon Lester. While the Cubs are still building the roster and organization, there is reason for optimism entering the New Year … and a new baseball season in six weeks.
Thank you to all of our readers and posters for a tremendous year. The CCO continued to grow while setting new traffic marks on a monthly basis. I hope everyone has a happy, healthy and prosperous Two Thousand Fifteen.
A tip of the cap goes to Tom, Chris, Brian and Jim, the CCO would not be what it’s become without you guys, words cannot express my gratitude, and to my wife Abby for her patience, continued support and understanding.
The CCO will be at the Cubs Convention in a couple of weeks providing first hand recaps and reports for the tenth straight year. And the annual trip to Mesa for Spring Training is being planned.
Two thousand fifteen has a chance to be an exciting year for the Chicago Cubs, and I am looking forward to being part of our coverage at Chicago Cubs Online.
For last year’s words belong to last year’s language. And next year’s words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning. – T.S. Eliot