We’re not ones to mix our presidential metaphors, but it is beginning to look like a Cubs World Series title is (manifest) destiny.
See, the last time the Cubs were the kings of the baseball world, Theodore Roosevelt was in office. And after a century of tinkering (hidden Cub pun!) with various failed measures like a College of Coaches and back-t0-back-to-back first-round picks Ty Griffin, Earl Cunningham and Lance Dickson and a list of other occurrences and decisions long enough to break the Internet, the team has finally returned to a proven winning formula: Theodore Roosevelt in office.
To be specific, that would be Theodore Roosevelt Lilly III, aka TRL, aka Teddy Ballgame Jr., aka Ted Lilly. The former Cubs pitcher, who hung up his cleats this offseason, was named a special assistant to club president Theo Epstein and general manager Jed Hoyer on Tuesday.