The Chicago Cubs have gotten off to a rocky start in the regular season. What exactly has the problem been and when can we expect it to be remedied?
Before you all start sending me nasty-grams, let me say that I understand, especially as a baseball writer, that there are a lot of games left to play. I understand this is the beginning of the season and I understand that no one wants to be the first one to talk negatively after only four games, I get it, folks! I hope the Chicago Cubs win every game the rest of the season.
But I just can’t help saying what everyone is feeling right now: what is going on?
Listen, if every game counts, then you’ve got to get your mind straight when you go onto the field. You can’t go out and make six errors in one game and throw the ball around like it’s the annual corporate slowpitch game. So many errant throws should never have left the hands of the Cubs, especially when you’re flying through the air, diving or spinning.
It looked like that game you played in gym class as a kid when you stand a bat up on the ground and put your forehead on the knob and spin around 10 times before trying to walk or throw a ball. There is no coordination. The ball goes flying in opposite directions and you fall on your butt, as the Cubs did on Monday night.