Hope is one thing the Cubs will always have

The Chicago Cubs are such losers. They haven't won a World Series since 1908. And they'll be watching the Fall Classic on TV this year as well. Perhaps on the big-screen TV at Alfonso Soriano's place, gathered around the gimpy outfielder as he recovers from the latest hangnail that's forced him to the disabled list. But hope springs eternal, so the club has launched a campaign from local shop Jones that shows the marquee at Wrigley Field splashed with nonsense like, "Home of the Reason You Put Up With the Winters" and "Home of Coming Back From Meetings with a Sunburn." Best of all is: "Home of the 2 Hour and 47 Minute Vacation." Does it really take almost three hours to get drubbed 15-0 by the Bronx Bombers? We'll find out April 3-4 at New Yankee Stadium, an ultra-modern, super-high-tech, state-of-the-art facility with Jumbotrons that appreciate the basic rules of usage and grammar. A-Rod: 'roid free in '09. Go Yanks!

—Posted by David Gianatasio