As of today, I am completely sick with Cub Fever. The signing of Greg Maddux has sent me into a mini-frenzy, especially as I realized they may have the best rotation in the game with Maddux, Wood, Prior, Clement and Zambrano. I began reading the end of that article and then I started hopping up and down.

The Cubs should be even better this year. Hendry upgraded the bullpen, adding LaTroy Hawkins and Kent Mercker. He also traded for Gold Glove first baseman Derrek Lee, and bolstered the bench with Todd Walker and Todd Hollandsworth.

Truly, Jim Hendry and Dusty Baker have turned this baseball team around. Our farm system has been pretty strong, but these two really gave the team the kick in the butt they needed. Hendry has made some spectacular trades and acquisitions while Baker inspired the team to go from a losing season to within 6 outs of a World Series. Pretty impressive.

This morning I printed out this year's schedule as I hoped I'd get a chance to see the Cubs while home for Passover. Alas, their first home game isn't until April 12th so I'll have to wait a while until I can see them. One thing's for sure, I'm buying my tickets now for their series with the Mets from September 24th-26th. Rodbard, you want in?