Chicago Cubs: A Lesson on Great Expectations and Ambition

June 20, 2011 by  

"No varnish can hide the grain of the wood; and that the more varnish you put on, the more the grain will express itself."

- Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

There are admittedly lots of things that separate good teams from bad, winners from losers and contenders from the also-rans. However it occurred to me recently that some of the things we strain our brains to analyze are actually right in front of our noses.

Take the Cleveland Indians. Please. No, seriously, look at what they just did. Off to a surprisingly great start early this year and currently sitting in fir...

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