The only pain as exquisite as that of the fan is pain au chocolat, which is even more delicious with cafe au lait. And hey, there’s goes the lede...I remember when being a division title contender was a pipe dream, and the weed wasn’t even that good. Chicago window box, man. It has a short season, like the Cubs did in those days.But then the Cubs’ organization led us to believe that their mostly homegrown team would be a well-managed perennial world title contender, the cream of the crop, and they’re not, but they did win a and made the playoffs a few more times. So expectations have been adjusted upward. The weed is better these days, but it’s distributed by ‘the Man’. Some of the thrill is gone. It’s like when Jerry Rubin went Wall Street. Ironic.Progress. Sometimes maybe it isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Put that in your pipe and smoke it.Can I get you anything from the bakery?Here’s Cub Tracks News and Notes, your every-other-day-except-on-weekends escape from the humdrum. As always, * means autoplay on, or annoying ads Rex Brothers Jersey, or both . $ means paywall. $ means limited views. Italics are often used on this page as sarcasm font.