The Cubs are about to clinch a spot in the post-season. They still have a shot at winning more games than the 1984 and 2008 teams that were the best teams of my lifetime. And they're doing it ahead of schedule.
Everyone should be in a pretty good mood, right?
Shockingly, Paul Sullivan has been stewing for 10 months and he's finally going to let us know what's been bothering him about Joe Maddon since his introductory press conference.
Paul never got his free shot and a beer that Joe offered when he spoke at that first media session. He claims none of the media did:
But we, the media, were too busy interviewing Maddon, Epstein, Hoyer and agent Alan Nero to partake. Maddon's kind gesture went nationwide, but the reality is he didn't buy us any drinks.
But didn't Theo tell Dan Patrick there was a "stampede" for the bar?
WHAT ABOUT THAT, PRETTY BOY?! WHY THE FALSE FLAG?!!
FREE SHOTS AND BEERS DON'T MELT STEEL BEAMS!!
Paul, in his own words, "confronted him" soon after:
Epstein: "You look miserable."
Tribune: "What about this story you told Dan Patrick that all the media was running to the bar to get the free drinks?"
Epstein: "Yeah, I used some creative license. I was mainly talking about you."
Tribune: "Did you see me take a drink? You didn't see any of us take a drink. Let's clarify that right now. It was taken as the truth."
Epstein: "Who cares?"
Tribune: "I just want you to fess up."
Epstein: "OK, Paul Sullivan is too stupid to take advantage of a free drink. There. It's on the record."
Theo gives zero fucks and it's magnificent.
Meanwhile, Paul channels his inner Yellon even more when he continues:
I've kept quiet for 10 months. But now the Cubs are about to throw the party of the century, and we're still waiting on our shot and a beer.
Seriously, if you didn't know it was from the Tribune and Paul's name wasn't explicitly mentioned in the article, doesn't this read like a classic Alvin post when he's bitching about sale price bleacher tickets or some shit?
I honestly don't know why he ran this. Did he think people would feel bad for him? Is it tongue-in-cheek? It doesn't read that way to me.
I have a theory though.