anthony-rizzo-shock-omg-wowThe kiddos have a holiday sing-along pageant-type-thing tonight, which is always great. I know it’s cliche to gush about your kids doing stuff like that, but, man, it just gets you right in the heart.

Last year, though, there was a layer of modest stress, because it happened to be the same night that the Cubs signed John Lackey and the Diamondbacks surprised everyone by signing Zack Greinke. I remember I was filling out the Lackey signing post, updating feverishly, as my family patiently stood a-toe-tapping at my office door. I did the best I could, we sprinted out, and after the show gets started, I see the Greinke signing on Twitter while checking my phone between songs. I was desperately┬átrying to peck that post out on my phone without looking like the absolute monster dad who doesn’t care about his adorable cherubs.

Here’s hoping this year’s edition is news-free, even though there already is one rub: the Cubs’ World Series Film debuts tonight on FoxSports1 at 6:00pm CT, which is about a half an hour after the kids’ program is scheduled to start. So it’s basically a lock that I’ll miss about half of the film, at least this time around. The good news is I’ve pre-ordered my own copy, so I can – and will – watch thereafter as much as I like.





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