There are the usual good bits about Fukudome weighing his bats to make sure they each weigh 920 grams and his new fanbase in Chicago, but the lead is by far the best part of the article.
It's there where Fukudome makes the revelation that the Cubs conveniently forgot to mention their World Series drought while they were wooing him.
From the story:
Kosuke Fukudome knew enough history to recognize that he was not joining a dynasty. He realized that the Cubs were in the midst of a difficult stretch. But a difficult century? For some reason, team officials had neglected to mention this little detail in the three-plus years they had spent scouting and courting him.
Four months later, sitting in the coffee shop of a downtown Chicago hotel, Fukudome came clean. "I had no idea it had been 100 years," he said through his interpreter.
Since the Cubs are off to a good start and everything's hunky-dory (at least for now,) it's a good thing that Fukudome can look back and laugh at that not-so-little omission. But had the team's 16-10 record started out the opposite way, it'd worth wondering if Fukudome had ever seen a Japanese-translated version of The Wedding Singer.
("Once again, things that could have been brought to my attention YESTERDAY!")