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Where Have You Gone Joe Borowski-o?
by Derek Smart
I could see it coming, and hell, I even advocated it, but it doesn't mean I can't be sad that the Cubs designated Joe Borowski for assignment today.
I've always liked and rooted for Joe, but as much as I wanted him to come back this year and succeed, it's been clear from the outset that what he had back in 2002 and 2003 was simply gone.
I fear it has disappeared forever, but I sincerely hope that wherever he ends up, be it in the Cubs' organization or somewhere else, that he can beat the odds and find it again.
But barring that, I hope he can at least find peace with his fate, which if you think about it, isn't so bad. After all, how many folks get a chance to be on a Chicago Cubs playoff team, while making some good money playing the best game in the world besides?
Good luck Joe. Thank you. You did good. And if we don't see you again, know that you are missed.