The MLB season is getting cranked up and I like what I see.
Will the Chicago Cubs win the World Series for the first time in 100 years as many sports media experts predict? Can my Chicago White Sox come back two years after winning it all?
Here’s my typical Sunday morning routine. Shower. Shave. Walk the setters. Go to the mini-mart and buy a newspaper, a pack of smokes and fill the tank for the coming week ($3.49/gal Sunday morning).
Back at the bunker cooking a bacon and egg or freedom toast breakfast is the next ritual.
Browsing the Chicago Tribune at the table last Sunday morning one ad caught my eye.
Here's the deal. IF I make a purchase at this retail furniture store before April 14 the full purchase price will be refunded IF the Chicago Cubs win the 2008 MLB World Series. Talk about taking a risk. Wow!
Sure, the Cubs were predicted by Sports Illustrated to meet the Detroit Tigers in the fall classic. As of today Tigers are winless and suffered a three game sweep last weekend at the hands of the Chicago White Sox. The Sox are 5-2 tonight after kicking Minnesota ass Monday in their home opener. Not bad for being in the toughest division in baseball. But in tonight's game they are taking a beating.The Cubs are 4-3 for the early season but beating Pittsburgh tonight in late innings. Not bad for being in the worst division in baseball.
Nobody, I mean nobody was picking the Sox to even get into the playoffs.
The baseball season is long. Plans and lineups change. Injuries happen. Making it all the way has a lot to do to do with an opening day batting lineup for sure. Starting pitchers and the depth of a bullpen are a must but a hell of a lot of luck is involved too.
How about giving away furniture IF the Cubs flop? Hell, I would walk out of the suiteplay! store today with their entire inventory. I would then slap a Cub logo on each item and resell all my FREE stuff at 50% off to Cub fans in October. They'll buy anything if it has a Cub logo.
Bet on it.
The Cubs have the Chicago sports media in their back pocket. As a Sox fan I am accustomed to that. So what? We already have OUR trophy thank you =)
Free furniture IF the Cubs win it all? REALLY?
That’s about as risky as claiming that you are giving up broccoli for Lent.