Tuesday, June 26, 2012

The Future On Display

Anthony Rizzo is here.  Only 172 days ago, no one in Chicago knew his name.  Today, you'd think it he was the next Kerry Wood.  Or Mark Prior.   Or Kevin Orie.  Or Mike Harkey.  Or... you get the point.

This page will be honest and say that we’re really cheering for the kid.  He’s already our favorite player on the team.  If only he can live up to even a small piece of that hope.

With his Cub debut tonight, if you are a Cubs fan and you don't care to watch tonight's game, you really aren't a Cubs fan.  But the reason to watch is not to watch Anthony Rizzo, per se.  It's to watch what Rizzo represents.

Tonight, for the first time in the Theo Esptein Regime, there will be a player on the field that Theo Epstein has hand picked to be here.  Epstein and Hoyer like this kid so much they acquired him three times (ok, Theo twice and Hoyer three times).  Sure, they signed guys like David DeJesus and Ian Stewart, but those guys were not to build around.  Those guys are here because there are 324 games that needed to be played in 2012 and 2013 and someone had to play in them.  None of those guys were brought here to win a World Series.  They are here to be placeholders for the guys that will come here to win a World Series.

Anthony Rizzo is the first of Theo's player to arrive who projects be a starter on a winning team's roster.  He is the first piece in the team Theo is building that just might actually win something for the Cubs.  Rizzo may turn out to be a prime piece of that team.  He may turn out to be less.  But regardless if Rizzo goes on to the Hall of Fame or only ends up being a AAAA player who never pans out, we fans are getting our first real look at where the organization is headed.

The basis for the hope in the new front office was in their ability to identify and develop young talent.  Anthony Rizzo is the first player in a Cub uniform that represents that future.  For as good as Starlin Castro or Jeff Samardzija ever will be, they will never be guys that Epstein and Hoyer selected, groomed, and developed.

While many Cub fans are looking at tonight as THE ARRIVAL of the NEXT SAVIOR, they are missing the point.  The Saviors arrived last fall.  Tonight, we can begin to see for ourselves if Epstein and Hoyer deserve the title.

So glad we have something good to talk about. I hope the results live up to the hype.
Frank S where are you?
What happened to our mornings of rub/tugs and bagel smears? I thought we had something going here! You cheat on me with this Rizzo kid!
I crap bigger then you!
Still waiting for my love or at least some smear bagels and a tug!
I free again Chuck...I could really go for a few bagels and some smear!
I wonder how Katie Holmes feels about old bald men? I am ready to ditch Chuck and meet her for coffee and bagels.

I already started on my 2nd career already and Chuck cannot even show me a bit of love. So much for his 10th "comeback" to the blog scene! I am going with Al Yellon for now on. He has better smear bagels and coffee too!
Apparently I am still part of the Cubs future watch though I could have swore I was in the White Sox organization now. Someone should tell the Charlotte Knights we been bought out by the Cubs.
Apparently I am still part of the Cubs future watch though I could have swore I was in the White Sox organization now. Someone should tell the Charlotte Knights we been bought out by the Cubs.
Hey Chucky, did you see that strike I threw during the 1st pitch yesterday. Get used to me doing that this year at Solider Field, I plan on winning a lot of bagels and smears this year. Of course, I am still not going to get any love from you even though the Bears are listed 2nd on what "Chuck To Chuck" is about. Damn you Ricketts, why do you have to hog all the bagel smears and coffee!
Jay I saw you at Wrigley. Would be open to a 3 way bromance with Chuck? He seems in need of our love. Ill bring the bagels and coffee!
I still have a future? Does that mean I get knosh and kibitz with Al and Chuck too? Should I bring the bagels?
I visit Ivychat for the bagels and coffee and to steal good material for BCB.
If Carmen has a future still, then I showed be closing for the Cubs shortly.
Well it looks I am out here bitches along with my Harry impersoniation and my bike. But Chuck, I will take 2 dozen to go and a few smears. Just make a mix of egg, plain, blueberry, cranberry, onion, pumpernickel and sesame seed to go along with two plain cream cheeses. No sugary ones since I was a fat ass a few years ago thanks to your boy Kaplan. All he eats are chocolate chip and cimmanon sugar ones, what a lump of bald tub!

And while your at it, have Al thrown a couple boxes of coffee!
You two make such a cute couple!!
Ryan I am sorry to see you go, the whole trade thing is so dramatic. I just hope there is an Einstein Bagel in Hotlanta.

I am sorry I will miss Chuck and Al sharing a smear and a bagel over coffee daily. Those two really do look good together!

Oh and I am so pleased even after my release that I have a future with the Cubs!
Seriously Chuck, what did you put in those last few bagels? Now Dempster has grown a vagina and will not pitch anywhere except LA so he can continue his bromance with Lilly. Apparently your bromance with Al rub off on him. Thanks for nothin jackass!

I say F twitter and post here. Im done with the twitterspere after that Atlanta thing blew up. I really pissed Theo off. Oh well, at least Lilly will buy bagels when I get to LA.

I know that will make you and Al jealous.
Fry up the bagel machine Chuck, I am outta here now and I heard the Ranger buffet sucks! Also Johnson, Malhom & Dempster will also take a dozen to go!
Ryan Dempster is a piece of manure. What a shelling he took. Ship his ass to Canada.
Fire up those bagels Chuck, were coming!
I am willing to sell/trade the rest of my season tickets for bagels and coffee.
Or a three month supply of rub and tugs.
My wife caught me getting a rub and tug. Toss a brother a bagel and some bail.
Right now, I look sane.
Mass firings in the Cubs organization and I still have a job. Yet no post from Chuck?
I still crap bigger then you Chuck!
Can I get a smears and a dozen bagels sent to prison. oh and a box of hot breakfast blend coffee and some creamers.
Send me some bagels and smears too Chuck while your at it. It go nice with my new casino..all for the kids of course!
Hey Chuck

Stop by my place I just got a new panini press, we can kibitz over the cubs while knoshing on cuban sammies and grilled cheeses. I'm making sun tea too!

I talk more then Chuck.
I think I shat myself waiting for Chuck to post.
So much for this board being about the Chicago Bears as well. I am everything you can possibly dream about it and a ham sandwich more on Opening Day but Bagel Boy is mute.

Maybe if I an entice Al with some free coffee and bagels; I will get some love!
Jesus this bromance with Chuck and Al has got to stop. Chuck stopped posting and is too busy eating bagels and getting a rub and a tug.
Do you think if we passed the hat and bought Chuck some bagels and coffee, he would start blogging again with regularity?
Apprently Chuck fill in for Obama at our first debate. That is why he just talked more then I did but didn't say anything.

Oh and I will skip the coffee but the bagels sound great! Israel loves me!!
Can I get a coffee and bagel during the debates?
And yes I have more hair than Al.
4-1 at the bye week bitches, pass me some bagels and cream cheese!
I just went faster then Chuck ran of his own blog. Any coffee left?
No coffee left but a few smears and poppy seed bagels left. Off to see about that run n tug business.
Im off with Chuck and Al for a rub and a tug, then Im packing my bags for AZ. Gonna need a dozen Einstein bagels and smears to go!
Yes I sell bagels.
I am wandering around Wrigleyville looking for a good bottle of vodka cuz the Cubs still suck.
Chuck and I are shacking up in Lakeview, he is my bitch. No more posts here until I say so.
twitter sucks, post more coherent thoughts in your blog beotch!!!!!
Tell Al to fry up the bagel machine....got a whole year to kick back and relax now while still getting paid!
wonderful post Sohbet

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