The more pertinent question: Are they done yet?
And if so, do they know it? Is that why the only things disappearing faster than games on the schedule are players from the clubhouse after the game?
Except for a few stragglers, the Cubs' clubhouse Monday was cleared of players quicker than perhaps any other postgame scene this season that wasn't affected by an early getaway charter or postgame fireworks shows on the road.
Maybe that just means most of them are as tired of answering the same questions as we are of writing the same stories, after hearing the same answers.
Maybe it has something to do with the deflating nature of the past two days.
Just when it looked like the Cubs might start doing something on this homestand to make the wild-card race interesting, they get a pair of clunkers from their Opening Day starter, Carlos Zambrano, in Sunday's loss to the Mets, and their hottest starter since the All-Star break, Rich Harden, in Monday's loss to Houston.
And instead of climbing to 4 1/2 games behind the wild-card leaders, they're 6 back and looking in fade mode again.
Thirty-one games are left. But what's left in the tank?
Hendry, Piniella, Koyie Hill, Aaron Hielman and others talked Monday about pushing over this final month for a playoff spot, even though they face a four-team ladder in the wild-card race, if they can even play well enough in their own right to make it matter.
``Stranger things have happened,'' said Hendry at one point Monday.
Rosters expand today, with at least three players expected to get the call right away with four or five more in the coming week or so.
Do they have a chance? Are there any rabbits left to pull out of the hat? Will that series in San Francisco the last weekend of September matter?
And does anyone even care about the Cubs-Sox game Thursday?