The term repent means to admit you're lost, turn around, and then go a different direction. If the Cubs make it to the playoffs — or worse, win the World Series — then the Cubs leadership would essentially be receiving a reward for their mismanagement and obstinately backward ways.
Ailse 424, writing on the Obstructed View Blog, knows this strange pain distinctly — the pain of rooting against your own team:
Meanwhile the fans, and hopefully more of the media will finally notice that Tyler Colvin was sent down to the minors, Brett Jackson isn't anywhere on the horizon, we traded away valuable depth in the organization to acquire a pitcher heading into his most expensive years, Koyie Hill is now getting regular playing time, and the entire roster seems to have had it's extra-base capabilities sucked away by the ravages of time. Perhaps some [follow-up questions from beat writers interviewing the Ricketts] may be coming soon. I won't hold my breath, but I'm certainly more hopeful about that than I am about the Cubs ever reaching the .500 mark again this season.The Cubs are not a great team this year, and they have only their own management to blame. I'm personally of the opinion that Hendry is a great scout, but if the Cubs want to be legitimate, they need more than just a good scout, they need a great front office.
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