I'm in full 'Rodney Dangerfield' mode this week, and what that means, I'm not sure. But I'm feeling the 'no respect' angle early on a Tuesday morning. Time to blast some 80's music and rant about anything that pops into my head...

•No alarm clocks are needed when you have three cats. Better get to bed early, because the prime time for raging is about 4:30 or 5 a.m. And that's when I'm lucky...

•If Theo Epstein plans to leave the Cubs at the end of next season, why would you let him determine the course of the future for the franchise now? There's some big-time decisions to be made, and if a succession plan is in place, then they just need to get on with it...

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