I was feeling pretty down at the beginning of the Cubs' collapse. There were the big, bold letters written on the wall, and I wasn't happy with what I was reading. This was about the time when the Reds swept the Cubs at Wrigley a couple weekends back. Team baseball leans so heavily on momentum, and the boys in blue didn't have it then and I didn't see it changing with Baez injured and the bullpen struggling.
I enjoy being right most of the time, but this was not one of those times. This has been a horrendous stretch of Cubs baseball that hasn't yet concluded, but it did enough damage to have locked my team of choice out of the playoffs.
So, to sooth the pain I decided to go shopping. I found a couple of autographed cards of two of my favorites for very reasonable prices.
I didn't feel immediately better when I added the cards to my Ebay cart and paid, but it sure was nice having both arrive in my mailbox earlier today.
It's no secret Zobrist, a local product, is one of my favorites. His Cubs autos are few and far between and they go for pretty penny.
And, Pat Hughes. He's like family to me.
Baseball cards to sooth the soul. For those who really know me, this is not a shocking development.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope your team will be advancing to the post season!