|"8 year-olds, Dude. 8 year-olds."|
Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer (it seems impossible to name one without the other) made their first acquisition in the mission to end the Championship drought that predates the birth of any Cubs fan. Although in reality there is no drought as everything resets at zero for the two executitve wunderkinds. The first free agent splash of the new regime: the one, the only, the inimitable...David DeJesus. Some Cubs fans demand a lot. More than a lot. They pretend the previous 103 years are all on their shoulders, though all any fan can lay claim to are those losing years starting at fanship. I feel no pride or accomplishment, no self-satisfaction or congratulation regarding the dominant 1906-1908 teams. Nor do I bemoan the failings of the 1946-1984 teams. They don't belong to me, nor most of the fans demanding success now. Epstein/Hoyer and comrades may yet extend themselves to the glittering prizes Pujols or Fielder, but right now this looks to be a fine move. A very fine one indeed.