May this be The Year
I wouldn't be surprised to come back here later and write a much longer article today if only because I can't help myself. But in case this is it, I'd like to wish everybody a happy new year.
It was an interesting 2008 for Cub fans in general and the Goat Riders in particular. As our Cubs played the best baseball we've seen since 1945, various members of GROTA were invited to participate in all sorts of cool things, from a wine tasting ceremony with Ernie Banks (who loved us) to an NPR interview, scores of newspaper interviews, and finally the ESPN article that stepped up the plans for our successful site redesign.
We had infights, we had arguments with other blogs, we managed not to get banned by Al Yellon, and on average our readership more than doubled. But while you can't understand how happy I am that GROTA is doing well, it obviously pales in comparison with how the Cubs did last year and how they do this year.
So. May this be The Year. We've suffered enough. The sooner they win the Series, the sooner we can move on to more important things to worry about - like staying competitive for years after.
Have a good one, be safe, and I hope nobody is too hung over today. Cheers.