October is nearly here, and you know what that means for the Cubs: cleaning day! If you'd like some memories, like an oversized tribute to a late team legend signed by thousands of grieving fans, it's in the dumpster out back.
It really is a gripping performance. You have to respect how thoroughly Borbon commits himself to the act, even taking time to bend over in faux agony as the plate umpire tries to explain to Dale Sveum that the ball was a good two feet from touching Borbon. Bravo, Julio.
Baseball's winter meetings haven't been a huge source of excitement so far this year. The Nationals made a splash by signing Dan Haren, but the big names like Josh Hamilton and Zack Greinke are still waiting to be snapped up, and no blockbuster trades have happened.
This is life as a Cubs manager. There are 25 people (40 in September!) whose only goal in life seems to be to give you agita. They do bad baseball things, but even worse they do dumb baseball things, and after a while it just becomes too much to take and you have to check out. There's no way to stay sane if you're…