The Cubs have won three in a row in a feat so seemingly unlikely that it seems like they have won twenty in a row. Of course they do.
Now they do when they have virtually no chance of making the playoffs. If they win the rest of their games, they will finish 88-64. Anybody think that will be good enough to leap over both the Cardinals and the Reds? So while math hasn't officially eliminated them, you will see me dancing around as a lottery winner before you see the Cubs in the playoffs this year.
Now the Cubs play well when all they are doing is screwing up their chance to have a better draft pick. Now they play well so that the fans can have their hopes raised for next season, and with them any slim chance that ticket prices will fall.
Now they play well when I won't be able to enjoy it.
I've barely enjoyed the wins since I've barely been able to pay attention with things being a bit crazy at my job, and now I will be out of town until Tuesday. If the Cubs play the Reds as well as they played the Nationals, I won't see it. Of course, the flip side is that if they undoubtedly turn back into a pumpkin when faced with an actual team with post-season aspirations, I'll miss that too.
I'm looking forward to the hiatus from the Cubs since they are exceedingly exasperating this year, even for the Cubs. They lose when I want them to win, and they win when losing would actually be better for them.
See you Tuesday.