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The Hawk lands at last

And now for definitive proof that if you're a Cubs fan, misery does indeed sometimes let you up: Beloved former Cub Andre Dawson -- the Hawk himself -- has been elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame on his ninth try.

All this and the Cubs got rid of Milton Bradley, too. It's a new day on the north side of Chicago.

Or, just the old day dressed up as a new day, the better to set up some cruel future prank. You can never be sure when it's the Cubs and something good happens.

Ben Smith's blog.