New and unproved

The radical idea behind this year's Cubs will result in rough patches

Updated: April 5, 2012, 9:46 PM ET
By Jon Greenberg | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- It's easy to trash a writer for blowing his first baseball column of the season, but please don't judge me too harshly.

Don't get me wrong; I'm a professional. This column is a part of the process, part of the job, and I come to Wrigley Field to win. Every column is sacred.

But if you feel like you've already wasted your time, it's important to remember sportswriting is a parallel-front approach and progress isn't linear. Sometimes, it's not even obvious.


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