Could James Shields Wind Up a Cub?

James Shields

There’s a scene in the Will Ferrell movie, “Old School” where he’s running down the street when his wife pulls up beside him, rolls down the window and says,”Honey, what are you doing?”

“I’m streaking.”

A couple of weeks ago I was listening to ITunes and my wife blurts out,

“What is that?”

“That my dear, is Iron Maiden.”

You see, there are certain things in life that wives will not understand.

  • ACDC sounds better at the volume 15+ in the car and miraculously, each song is different.
  • There’s a difference between putting BBQ sauce while the meat is still on the grill as opposed to when it’s on the plate.
  • Cutting the lawn is more than just making the grass look good. It’s Aroma Therapy.

This morning, I ran upstairs eager to share in the news that a rumour is circulating in the James Shields signing situation where the Cubs could be possible suitors. My wife looks at me and says, “Who?”

Ok, I understand it was early in the morning and she wasn’t fully awake. I explained to her this way.

The Cubs signing Jon Lester turns the Cubs into contenders for the World Series, but if the Cubs sign James Shields, then the Cubs can possibly turn into a dynasty.

Nod your heads if you know what I’m talking about.

I love my wife. She’s been understanding and patient when it comes to my passion for the Cubs. She cheers for the Cubs throughout the season and wishes more than me that they win the World Series. Believe me on that one. If James Shields signs with the Cubs, they will have the best rotation in baseball. My lovely wife doesn’t understand it and that’s all right because on Opening Day, we’ll be eating Easter Ham and watching the Cubs beat the Cardinals while the rest of our family sits there at the other end of the room shaking their heads.

She may not get the Cubs sometimes, but she gets me.

Believe it.


  1. Gary Trujillo · February 5, 2015

    Dynasty!? With “Average Game” James!? C’mon!!! 🙂


    • Mark Gauthier · February 6, 2015

      If the Cubs sign James that rotation’s going to be a beast. I don’t think the Cubs need him and it could stretch them kind of thin in the cash flow, but it’s fun just thinking about it.


  2. Laurie Swinton · February 5, 2015

    Love this post, Mark and yes, she gets you. Thank god you didn’t marry a Sox fan!


    • Mark Gauthier · February 6, 2015

      Amen to that. There would have been some awkward moments for sure.


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