Jason Heyward

With championship drought over, 'That's Cub' has new meaning

A lot has changed for the Chicago Cubs in the past year.

Right down to team mantras.

For the better part of 108 years, blowing a shot at a championship was met by shrugs and a feeling of, "That's just the Cubs."

The Cubs arrive this week at Sloan Park as World Series champions and manager Joe Maddon and Co. are grabbing onto a relatively fresh term: "That's Cub." Maddon, of course, loves to find creative ways to keep the players fresh and focused during a long season.

"That would be Cub, 'That's Cub' to move it forward, to win a World Series and then come back the next season and you're happy and you're impressed and you love what...