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 4field 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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The Cardinals don’t matter
May07

The Cardinals don’t matter

Major League Baseball saw fit to pair the Cubs and Cardinals up seven times in the first six weeks of the season, including a rare four-game set at Bus(c)h Stadium this week.  Much angst has been had about how the Cubs struggles to hold a lead in the first three games in St. Louis reflects on whether or not the Cubs match up with the Cardinals. I’m here to tell you this.  It doesn’t matter, right now.  The Cardinals...

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Cubs Report – April 2015 – #wearegood?
May01

Cubs Report – April 2015 – #wearegood?

If the playoffs started today, everyone would be surprised, no one would be ready and the Cubs would be in them.  In fact, they’d be hosting Pissburgh in the Wild Card Game. The new manager is just as entertaining as we thought he’d be. Not only has Kris Bryant been called up, but Addison Russell is here, too.  The Cubs infield for the next decade1 is in place.  The Cubs are still inexplicably carrying three catchers, two...

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Looks like Cubs got bait and switched again
Apr28

Looks like Cubs got bait and switched again

Remember a couple of Fridays ago when we were all excited that our big slugging rookie phenom third baseman was coming to the big leagues after a torturous 12 day wait? Oh, he came up alright and went hitless in five at bats and struck out three times. And but for a single here and a double there, what has he done really? Gary Scott at least hit a grand slam in his first week. Typical Cubs, another flopped phenom. Kris Bryant has now...

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They’re only getting better
Apr21

They’re only getting better

Last night, youngest of our beloved Cubs drubbed the Pirates of Pissburgh.  Rookie Jorge Soler had four hits.  Rookie Kris Bryant had three hits and drove in three runs.  Twenty-five year old grizzled veterans Anthony Rizzo and Starlin Castro combined to get on base six times.  The foursome ended the night 11-16 with three walks and a hit by pitch.  That’s not bad.  The Cubs offense is operating at a level that we haven’t...

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