Coghlan’s a good man, and thorough
Jul06

Coghlan’s a good man, and thorough

Circuitous flyball route taker and world champion strikeout pouter Chris Coghlan’s production should actually continue to go up now that (for a brief moment, at least) Chris Denforia and Jorge Soler are actually healthy at the same time.  Coghlan and Denorfia were supposed to platoon in left, but it’s never actually been able to work out that way so far. To celebrate, Coghlan took some time on the bases in New York the...

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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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You don’t get to act like this isn’t a big deal
Jun16

You don’t get to act like this isn’t a big deal

Dear Best Fans in Baseball, I realize that when you cross into Missouri you set your watches back 40 years, but even by primitive forms of communications you’ve probably heard that the Federal Bureau of Investigation is formally investigating allegations that employees of your beloved St. Louis Cardinals baseball team broke federal law when they hacked into the Houston Astros computer system last year. It is alleged that they...

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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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