A new era has begun on Chicago's north side, and change has come to this website, too.
"Wait till next year" has new meaning to Cubs fans, now. The new front-office brass, led by new president Theo Epstein, has preached patience to a fanbase that has been waiting for a long time.
The eyes of die-hard Cub fans are focused on Des Moines, Knoxville, Daytona, Peoria and Boise, not just Chicago. It's a vital period for the entire Cubs organization.
NorthsidersReport.com is committed to covering the entire Cubs organization, from Class-A Short-Season to the big-league club, with a beat writer in each minor-league city to provide detailed analysis.
I'm excited to be the publisher of FOX Sports Next's coverage of the Cubs.
For me, personally, it is a dream come true to cover the Chicago Cubs. I remember family gatherings where my grandfather, a lifelong Cubs fans, would quiz me on spanish -- an important tool to cover professional baseball -- grooming a confused six-year-old to be a baseball beat writer.
I now reside on the north side of Chicago, just a few blocks away from 'The Friendly Confines,' where I also serve as publisher of PurpleWildcats.com, covering Northwestern athletics and recruiting for FOX Sports Next.
This is an exciting time to be a Cubs fan, and Northsiders Report is dedicated to bringing you the most extensive, detailed coverage of the entire Cubs organization. This site will undergo a facelift, which will hopefully enhance your enjoyment of the coverage.
Be sure to follow me on Twitter @ChrisEmmaScout and add me on Facebook!
Cheers to change, Cub fans!