I should never be confused as a geologist. But I pretended to be one while taking a closer look at the cracked Harry Caray statue.
Was this merely the accident of a work vehicle that clipped the statue during ballpark upgrades in October, or does this crack run deeper?
Upon further review, the fault line actually began developing years prior to its discovery.
I made the mistake of running my finger along the crevasse. A deep pain ran through my insides. It appears years of Cubs torture has left its mark on our beloved Harry.
Because statues can’t cry, it’s only left to crumble before our very eyes.
The Cubs have but one option to save Harry’s stone memory: turn this sinking ship around or watch Harry topple over for good.
I’ve detailed my findings below. The numbers correspond to the picture I took above. WARNING: Not suitable for all audiences.
1) The 2006 signing of Alfonso Soriano to an 8-yr, $136M contract.
2) The 2007 NLDS sweep against Arizona.
3) The 2008 NLDS sweep against Los Angeles.
4) The 2008 signing of Carlos Zambrano to a 5-yr, $91.5M contract.
5) The December 2008 trade of Mark DeRosa to Cleveland.
6) The January 2009 signing of Milton Bradley to a 3-yr, $30M contract.
7) The January 2009 signing of Aaron Miles to a 2-yr, $4.9M contract.
8) Big Z’s big June meltdown towards D-Lee.
9) The late season trades of both Derrek Lee & Ted Lilly.
10)Sweet Lou’s early retirement.