Under the cover of darkness, team personnel cloaked in black removed all teddy bears and other stuffed animals, as well as security blankets and pacifiers from the players’ hotel rooms and visitors’ clubhouse.
President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein locked down the Cubs future Tuesday night by signing MVP candidate Javier Baez to a historic contract through 2043.
Theo, Jason and Tom vowed to make destination visits with vengeance on making sure the Cubs win two of three or three of four in every road series all year long.
Saying they don't intend to put an undue amount of pressure on their manager, the Cubs have reportedly informed Joe Maddon the team will have to go undefeated in order to keep his job this season.
"Ask any fan and they'll tell you we have all the money in the world," said Epstein. "Plus, signing stars is so easy because other teams typically don't get involved in the bidding, and we know there will always be money left over to lock in our current players when their contracts are up."