Let’s just put this here—forever
Jul28

Let’s just put this here—forever

The Cubs had taken things and moved them from the folder that said ‘bad’ to the one that said ‘worse.’  After rallying back from a 4-0 deficit to eventually lead 7-4, they not only blew the lead, but trailed the mighty Colorado Rockies 8-7 going into the bottom of the ninth. The homestand from hell had already seen them blow a one-run ninth inning lead, get no-hit, and get blown out, and now this. But Kris...

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Cubs fans remind us all that we’re the dumbest
Jul27

Cubs fans remind us all that we’re the dumbest

Dear Cubs fans, Knock it off.  Just quit it.  What is wrong with you?4 There’s no right or wrong way to be a fan.  But you’re doing it wrong. Yes, it sucks that this team hasn’t played well since Jhonny Peralta dumped one in the basket a few weeks ago.  The lost series to the hapless White Sox sucked, needing miraculous finishes to split with the equally awful Reds wasn’t a great sign, and falling down,...

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This would have been too good to be true
Jul24

This would have been too good to be true

F. Scott Fitzgerald famously said, “There are no second acts in American lives.”  But what did he know?  And besides, if the Cubs had brought E-ramis Ramirez back for a two and a half month swan song, E-ramis is Dominican, so we can ask Colin Cowherd if they get second acts. Whatever, it would have been pretty cool to have Aramis Nin Ramirez back for a final go-around with the Cubs.  Sure, he doesn’t play great...

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Taylor Teagarden and the Miracle of GAB
Jul23

Taylor Teagarden and the Miracle of GAB

There are signs, there are omens, and then…there are things that can only be explained as truly miraculous. The 20,000 or so people who actually stayed through the end of the second game of yesterday’s Cubs-Reds doubleheader at Great American Ballpark witnessed an unbelievable sight.  Biblical scholars are hard at work trying to figure out what it means.  We, simple humans, may never have the capacity to truly understand....

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Starlin is a rough watch
Jul21

Starlin is a rough watch

I’m pretty sure that I still like Starlin Castro more than most Cubs fans.  I’m pretty sure that if you like him “at all” it’s more than most Cubs fans.  We have history with Starlin.  He was a 19 year old rookie called up to a bad Cubs team, without the kind of run in the minor leagues that this regime likes to give young players.  He’s always been a hacker.  He doesn’t walk much.  Never has....

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Cubs at the break: By God, they are actually good!
Jul16

Cubs at the break: By God, they are actually good!

Sports fans are the worst, aren’t we?  If, back in spring training, you were assured that the Cubs would go into the All-Star Break seven games over .500, in the lead for the last playoff spot in the National League, and that Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo would be All-Stars, you’d have needed to change your shorts. And, you’d have said something dumb like, “That’s great.  But really, I just want them to...

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