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 up2, 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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What if Bleed Cubbie Blue never existed?
Feb09

What if Bleed Cubbie Blue never existed?

I try not to spend that much of my time ripping things to pieces that Al Yellon has written.  Frankly, I just don’t have the time.  Even the shut-ins who actually frequent his site don’t have that kind of time. But sometimes, he tees one up so perfectly that I can’t resist. He did today.  It’s the 10th anniversary of bleedcubbieblue.com making Cubs fans dumber.  Congratulations, Al.  As if this fanbase needed...

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Cubs seeking radio pre and post game host
Jan14

Cubs seeking radio pre and post game host

One of the interesting things about the Cubs leaving WGN radio for WBBM is that apparently WBBM doesn’t have anybody hired yet to do pre and post game shows.  Hey, as long as it isn’t George Ofman, I think we’d all be happy. But they’ve actually taken to posting the job description online, and it’s a doozy. On-air careers Description: Hosting Cubs pre- and post-game shows requires odd hours and advance...

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Theo briefs Jon Lester on Chicago media
Dec15

Theo briefs Jon Lester on Chicago media

Our good friend Bruce Miles confirmed something we were about to leak.  Before signing with the Cubs, Jon Lester was briefed on what to expect from the media who cover the team. Theo briefed Lester on Chicago media. He still signed with #Cubs — Bruce Miles (@BruceMiles2112) December 15, 2014 Despite that briefing, Lester still signed on.  Our Cubs inside source got a hold of the information. Prepare to be sickened. Paul Sullivan,...

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Adventures in Twitter with Bruce Levine
Dec04

Adventures in Twitter with Bruce Levine

The Score’s baseball insider Bruce Levine gets his fair share of scoops. He’s plugged in with both Chicago baseball teams, the Cubs and the other one, and he has a pipeline straight to Tom Ricketts and his manservant Dennis Culloton. Bruce also is a friend to many agents, and is good at getting info from them in exchange for floating ridiculous rumors for them when they ask him to (Pablo Sandoval to the Cubs, anyone?) What...

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