I admit, I lost interest. We don't go to games anymore; it's too expensive for a family of four. Parking's a nightmare around Wrigley and frankly, this "stripping it down to the bone" philosophy of Epstein's and Hoyer's has worn thin. Minor league product, major league prices.
But even *I* am starting to get back interested in the team, with the kids coming up and looking...well, talented! No one knows if Castro, Rizzo, Alcantara, Baez, Soler, Szczur, and the pitchers like Arrieta and Turner and Wada and Hendrix and Doubront will actually be productive major leaguers, but they have some talent and it's on display right now.
And Kris Bryant isn't even here yet, and won't be coming up this year, apparently.
There should be one more very high draft pick, then a drift back toward the middle as the major league team actually performs like a major league team next year with the kids sinking or swimming.
Looks like maybe we're gonna see some swimming. Not everyone, probably, but enough. Hopefully it pays off.
If you want to read a book about one family's strategies when
vacationing for a week at Disney World, feel free to check out my title
, Doing Disney: How To Spend A Week At Disney's Florida Resort
It's available on Amazon for $2.99. I tried to write it for families
who get to spend a week in the World every year or two and want to
maximize their time in the parks and in the area. It doesn't try to be
comprehensive, but I think you might find a few helpful tidbits within
its electronic pages...