Chicago Cubs: Using that icy stare to get you $200 million cold hard cash
If there is one character who is both reviled and misunderstood in Game of Thrones, it is the Night King. He kills lots of people. But, why does he do it? He has lots of power, but sometimes that power is questioned or used in a way others would not use it. He leads an army of undead monsters looking for blood, and getting rid of anyone standing in his way.
He is pretty much hated, yet feared and respected by all. We respect his power, but that doesn’t mean we have to like it when he appears. In fact, in most cases, it is a terrible sign for the team and ownership when he rears his ugly head (or opens his mouth to the media).
Think we could get Scott Boras to wear some blue face paint for our little mash-up? How about just endure some blisteringly cold days outside? While Boras doesn’t seem to have a lot of direct impact on the Cubs, his looming shadow and presence seems to be hanging over the Cubs more and more of late.
Whether its Jake Arrieta’s departure after the 2017 season or rumors and speculation about Kris Bryant’s contract situation and status with the Cubs long-term, Boras has found a way to be present and instill a sense of impending dread with many fans. On the other hand, some fans don’t even acknowledge his presence, nor do they care which agent represents which player. Sounds a lot like many in Westeros who refuse to admit that there is a problem and that the White Walkers actually exist.
What actual impact will Scott Boras have on the Chicago Cubs? Well, he had some kind of impact in the offseason, as he held court for superstar Bryce Harper, fielding offers and hyping the uber-talented 26-year-old as he enjoyed his first foray into free agency. He also holds the cards in what happens with the Cubs and Kris Bryant in a possible standoff and contract battle looming in the not-so-distant-future (not to mention, we probably pissed him off at the beginning of Bryant’s career by holding him in Triple-A despite a studly spring-training to preserve an extra year of team control).
While Boras has already had an impact on the world around our beloved Cubs, let’s hope (for the sake of both Cubs’ fans and Westerosi citizens) both Boras and the Night King have minimal impact on the landscape and direction of their respective worlds going forward. They’ve probably caused enough anguish and damage in the recent past.