It’s time for the Sun-Times to log off
Aug06

It’s time for the Sun-Times to log off

I know times are tough in the newspaper business.  Circulation is at all-time lows, people don’t want to pay for access to stories on the Internet.  Advertisers see little value in print ads, and most don’t have a clue how to effectively advertise online.  Hell, the only cash cow left is when a prominent athlete leaves town and buys a full-page ad in the paper to thank the fans. “Hey, maybe we can get the Blackhawks...

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Something out of left field
May19

Something out of left field

The 2015 edition of the Chicago Cubs cares not for your timetable.  This is supposed to be the year they sniff around .500 get us all excited and then next year they contend for a bona fide playoff spot.  They seem hell bent on pushing things up. Well, parts of the team does.  The part that plays in the infield, and center field and left right 1field and three fifths of the starting rotation and an odd bullpen arm or two. There are...

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Kris Bryant just made Jim Bowden even dumber
Mar30

Kris Bryant just made Jim Bowden even dumber

The Cubs made three significant moves today. They reassigned Kris Bryant to minor league camp to the surprise of no one and to the chagrin of those who enjoy trying to act morally wronged.  hey sent Addison Russell to minor league camp despite manager Joe Maddon dry humping him with praise on his way out the door, and they sent Javy Baez to AAA camp so he can strike out in the relative obscurity of Des Moines for a month or two. None...

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An open letter to Todd Hollandsworth
Mar16

An open letter to Todd Hollandsworth

On Sunday, CSN Chicago’s Cubs pre and post game “analyst” Todd Hollandworth decided to give his Twitter followers his hot take on what the Cubs “need” to do with Kris Bryant when the team heads north to start the regular season. If the Cubbies have plans for contending in ’15, Kris Bryant will be at 3B Opening Night. This division is 2 tough to forfeit games w/o him! — Todd Hollandsworth...

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Oiled up and ready: Darren Rovell chats with Tom Ricketts
Mar01

Oiled up and ready: Darren Rovell chats with Tom Ricketts

ESPN financial wizard and obsequious Twitter blowhard Darren Rovell showed up at Cubs camp last week for a sit down of the only two guys unironically still pasting their hair into place with copious amounts of pomade. Rovell played all the hits in three minutes of your life that you’ll never get back. It starts with Tom saying, “If someone would have told me you could Theo as your baseball operations [sic], you could have...

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Cwis Wusso interviews Wen Kaspuh
Feb24

Cwis Wusso interviews Wen Kaspuh

The shoutiest of all MLB Network hosts, Christopher “Maddog” Russo had Cubs TV play-by-play announcer Len Kasper on High Heat yesterday to talk about the upcoming Cubs season. I’ll admit that I generally like Russo, especially when he gets all wound up1, but apparently only on his radio show.  I loathe High Heat and its rapid fire nonsense, and wish SiriusXM which simulcasts the TV show from noon to one Central time,...

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