Tuesday, April 18, 2017

The sky is not falling!

The world champion Chicago Cubs lost at home to the WTH? Milwaukee Brewers last night, 6-3, which dropped the Cubs to 6-7 on the new season and left them two games behind the WTH? Cincinnati Reds and a game-and-a-half behind the WTH? Brewers.

Which means what, sports fans?

Panic time on the north side!

Word out of Wrigleyville is the Cubs bullpen is awful, and Kris Bryant hasn't broken out yet -- 13 whole games, and he hasn't broken out yet! -- and, well, the streets are running whatever color angst is with angst. Or ...

Or, you know, not.

Not, because 13 whole games played means there are still 149 whole games to play. And the two teams at the top of the division, the WTHs, are not going to stay there because, well, they're the Reds and the Brewers. And the other two presumably decent teams in the division, the Pirates and Cardinals, are either plodding along just below .500 (the Pirates) or off to their worst start in decades.

In other words: The NL Central is not shaping up to be your basic powerhouse division. Which means the Cubs, even if their bullpen stinks, should still win it going away.

I mean, come on. It's not like they're the Blackhawks and down 3-0 to the Predators or anything.

Speaking of, you know, panic time.

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