Upon further review, my beloved Chicago Cubs aren’t so bad after all.
This is Friday’s updated version of a column I wrote at midweek. Entering April 21, the Cubs occupied last place in the National League’s Central Division. They were a disappointing 7-9 because of their anemic offense.
I was ready to start calling my Cubs the Bad News Bears.
But suddenly everything changed. They completed a three-game sweep of the New York Mets and staggered the Milwaukee Brewers in the opener of their next series at Wrigley Field.
So I’m going to take some credit for this resurgence. The baseball gods wanted me to revisit this column and admit that I was wrong.
Maybe the Cubs can stay competitive the rest of the season. There will be peaks and valleys as usual but the talent is there.
Let’s raise the W flag, my fellow Cubs fans. Reports of their death on offense have been greatly exaggerated.