Despite falling 10 games under .500, having lost ANOTHER series to the Pittsburgh Pirates, the Chicago Cubs’ players are still trying to stay positive about the season.
“There’s always time,” pitcher Tom Gorzelanny said. “There’s definitely a lot of baseball to be played. We need to get going, we need to win some games here. There’s definitely a lot of baseball to be played and there’s a lot of crazy things that have happened before and there’s no reason for us to panic or worry or believe that we could be some miracle team because we’re a good team and we can put what’s been going on behind us.”
Said Koyie Hill: “We believe in each other, big time.”
Said Alfonso Soriano: “There’s a lot of games left — there’s three months. I know the first three months have not been very good for us. I believe in this team because there’s a lot of great players and a lot of great teammates, also.” Muskat Ramblings.
That positivity is swell and all, but the Cubs are staring down a mere 1.2% chance of making the playoffs at this point. Play hard? Yes. Try to win? Sure. Enjoy yourselfs? I hope so.
But for the sake of the organization, I hope the front office does not share the players’ blind optimism. It’s time for difficult, but forward-thinking, decisions.