Sweat the Small Stuff: Cubs Excitement More Than Warranted

July 28, 2009 by  

I woke up this morning to find out that the Chicago Cubs had crawled into first place after looking up at the St. Louis Cardinals from two games back only a week ago.

I couldn't believe how high the excitement was. The Cubs are in first! The Cubs are on their way to their third National League Central title!

The mere fact that they play in the NL Central makes it mean that much less impressive.

But that's when a favorite old adage crept back into my mind. One I hold very high amongst all sports cliches.

You can only play the games on your schedule.

I think it makes the most sense outside of the college game, and when the Cubs don't get to select who is not only on their schedule, much less thei...

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