Goddamnit, they are fun to watch
Jun25

Goddamnit, they are fun to watch

Someday, you’ll be old like me, and things that you were sure would always be true will change and you won’t believe them.  Given that I like drinking beer and eating food that I know is horrible for me, I figure I’m halfway to dead. I’ve wasted much of my life, gang.  Oh, sure, it looks glamorous.  Almost 3,000 Twitter followers, an infrequently updated Cubs website, an even less frequently updated podcast,...

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Ten reasons why David Ross is the Cubs backup catcher
Jun24

Ten reasons why David Ross is the Cubs backup catcher

I may have written this for the Ivy Drip, and instead inspired Sam’s cartoon.  So, if that’s the case, this is recycled content. What are you complaining about?  Don’t cost nuthin’. When fans aren’t complaining about whatever Starlin Castro has just done, Cubs fans fill their days complaining that 38-year-old, career mediocrity, David Ross is the backup catcher.  The Cubs front office believes strongly in...

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Automatically sending home a runner is dumb
Jun10

Automatically sending home a runner is dumb

I love Len Kasper more than the average man.  I think we’re lucky to have such a good, entertaining, normal, analytical TV play by play guy working Cubs games.  After seven seasons of Chip Caray, I never take Len for granted. But that doesn’t mean I can’t disagree with him.  And we disagreed last night. Big time.  Oh, baby. In the Cubs loss to the Tigers last night, the Cubs looked like they were going to cut the...

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How do you measure yourself against other teams?  By height.
May27

How do you measure yourself against other teams? By height.

The Cubs are now in the roughest patch of schedule they’ve had yet this season.  They’ve split the first two games at home with the surging Washington Nationals, 1then three with the defending American League champion Royals2.  Then they’ll be off to Miami to play three in that empty, giant, art museum, which should be a nice respite, but then it’s four more with the Nats.  The rest of June isn’t great...

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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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@POTUS Twitter account snubs @Cubs
May18

@POTUS Twitter account snubs @Cubs

The official Twitter account of President Barack Obama follows every Chicago sports team except the Cubs. Who gives a shit?

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