Too quick to apologize
May16

Too quick to apologize

Yesterday was quite a day for the guy at Bleacher Nation, Brett Taylor.  It started innocently enough: a recap of the exploits of the Cubs minor leaguers–written by a guy named Luke they are infinitely better than the ones at Al Yellon’s House of Dumbassedry Dale Sveum is trying to ruin Darwin Barney the way Lou “ruined” Ryan Theriot (there’s so much wrong with all of this that I’m not going to even...

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Why Marmol should still be closing

Yesterday’s opener was a new experience for most Cubs fans.  Starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija was terrific, striking out nine and allowing only two hits over eight innings.  The defense, except for the first ball hit at human wombat Brent Lillibridge was also good, with Starlin Castro turning in two impressive plays that required him to range deep into the hole and make strong, accurate (did I mention accurate) throws.  Anthony...

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Meet the Cubs Pitchers!
Mar30

Meet the Cubs Pitchers!

Yesterday we took a tour of the Cubs position players as we head into the 2012 season.  It wasn’t a pretty sight.  It was like coming up on a motorcycle accident and realizing that the driver wasn’t wearing a helmet or pants. Today, we hold our nose and cast a quick glance at the other half of the roster.  The pitching staff. Not since the days of Steve Rain, Daniel Garibay and Ruben Quevedo have the Cubs been this stacked...

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Pictures and catchers report
Feb21

Pictures and catchers report

The Cubs have started spring training, so winter is officially over.  To celebrate, I burned all of my winter coats and threw my shovel onto my neighbor’s roof.  Those kinds of traditions never get old. When they allow him to use his actual camera, and not just his iPhone, Tribune photog Scott Strazzante does a pretty nice job.  But the captions the Tribune puts on his photos are shit.  So I’ve improved them.  Mouse-over...

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