Getting to Second

With one day away from Opening Day, the Cubs haven’t settled on second base.  I’m giving the nod to Darwin Barney.  Blake Dewitt has more experience, but I think putting a rookie on Opening Day will send a message that the Cubs aren’t going to rely on experience to win ballgames. Take a chance this year.  Expect the unexpected and add other cliches.

Tomorrow is going to be exciting.  One day away.  My jersey is hanging, creases out.  You know what?  It’s not really as much about the game as it is about a new season, new dreams and a chance for the title.

Opening Day is also about the end of winter and celebrating the “Boys of Summer”.  It’s about families and about that”pop” of the bat as the ball flies over the wall.

I hope the Cubs have fun this year, I hope every team plays hard and players remember why they started playing the game.  I hope rivalries bring out the best in every player.

I hope the Cubs win the World Series.

—Mark Gauthier



  1. raysrenegade · March 31, 2011

    Time to once again give way to a day of pomp and circumstance. To again become one with the daily broadcast of games and have it all co-exist in harmony with our daily life. Once again the Cubs will be a buzzword at the daily water cooler discussions, once again we will hear the crack of the bat and smell the inviting aroma of hotdogs cooking on the grill…..All that is left is a little more patience….and a ticket to Opening Day.

    Rays Renegade


  2. ronlang44 · March 31, 2011

    Well said Mark. I think DB earned his job and I’m glad Quade chose him to start.



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