Why the 2014 Cubs are like 'The Office'
I'd love to have the luxury of comparing the Cubs to a show like "The Walking Dead," or any popular scripted drama for that matter. Alas, in terms of quality, drama and critical acclaim, the Cubs are more like a sitcom. A sitcom on its way up, no doubt, but a sitcom nonetheless. Sort of like the first season of "The Office."Want more? Discuss this article and others on RedEye Sports' Facebook page.
Ricketts family = Michael Scott
The Ricketts family are the dim, well-intentioned, enthusiastic-but-utterly-clueless regional managers of the Cubs. They want you to love them soooo much. They want you to be afraid of how much you love them. They bumble around, ordering that Wrigley Field serve gluten-free food and creating pants-less mascots.