The signing of Jorge Soler and the continued mashing of Anthony Rizzo have given Cubs fans a recent reason to hope. Still, there's no denying that the team is just plain awful during this potentially historic season. The Cubs own a record of 20-40 heading into this week's series with the Detroit Tigers and just made a scapegoat of hitting coach Rudy Jaramillo.
The team is currently such a mess that there was a weird bit of poetry in the special effects that Roger Waters brought to Wrigley Field last Friday. Watch the strange scene at the Friendly Confines as the former Pink Floyd member crashes a plane into the stage as part of the show:
Of course, if you were a Cubs fan looking for more symbolic optimism, the prog rock king provided that as well. Check out this shot from outside the stadium, which depicts what I like to think happens once the fans go home each day and Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer try to jump-start the franchise back to life. You know, mad Dr. Frankenstein style?
UPDATE: It looks like Roger Waters' stage left behind a lot more than just symbolism.