Today’s arrival of the pitcher and catcher reporting date obliges me to inject a little extra optimism into your day. You are reminded that the last six times the Chicago Cubs made the playoffs, their record the previous season was:
The Cubs were 73-89 last year.
That doesn’t really mean much of anything, and, based on history, it certainly isn’t a reason to say the Cubs can’t make the playoffs in 2015. And that’s especially true when the team has as much upside as this team does, and experienced as much (theoretically positive) turnover as this team did in the offseason.
Now that you are sufficiently primed for positivity, enjoy this really well-made hype video for the 2015 Cubs. You’ll have to get past the first minute or so for the payoff, though. You’ve been (2003) warned: