For once the Cubs actually had a timely win.
Not the kind with huge implications in the win/loss column, those are nice too, but the kind of victory that feels right in the moment.
A timely victory entails winning on Opening Day, winning on national television, winning the cross-town series, winning when the lights are brightest.
It’s the keen awareness to understand that big moment or special occasion and deliver the best possible gift any fan in attendance could hope for—seeing the home team win.
It’s been awhile since that’s happened on the North Side, which is why a 5-3 win against the Mets was just what the organization and its fans needed on the evening Anthony Rizzo made his Cubs debut.
It was something to root for, something exciting, a reminder of what Cubs baseball should truly be all about: good times, good memories–a good win.