An undisclosed Chicago player was caught sleeping in the clubhouse during the Cubs 5-4 loss to the Astros Tuesday. Manager Bruce Kimm called a meeting to remind his players to stay awake during games. ''We are way back, but you can still go about things in a championship way,'' Kimm said. Sammy Sosa offered, "Sometimes it's tough to wake up day by day at 8, but you have no choice."
I am the last person to begrudge the players the money they make. They have specialized skills that provide us with a great deal of entertainment. But I cannot believe that men paid on average over $2 million cannot stay awake for three or four hours at a time at their place of business because they happened to wake up at an hour when most people are either traveling to or already at their workplace. If their fans can stay awake during the dreck the Cubs promulgate as baseball, the least they can do is stay awake and endure it as well.