Lousy teams just wanna have fun?
Mar17

Lousy teams just wanna have fun?

In the past 12 days I’ve been in eight different states.  I finally get home, settle in to see what I’ve been missing and sure enough, I’m greeted by more incomprehensible nonsense from Chicago Tribune national baseball dipshit…I mean expert, Phil Rogers. In today’s missive, Phil espouses the theory that the 2011 Cubs are going to be a happy bunch, because nobody expects them to be any good.  If happiness...

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Leading the league in meetings
Mar03

Leading the league in meetings

After Carlos Silva endeared himself to his teammates by starting a slap fight in the dugout yesterday, the Cubs had a team meeting this morning led by our most beloved cue ball, Mike Quade. Nobody’s quite sure what Quade told the guys, but I’m sure it started with him throwing the bats into the shower and ended with Pat Listach saying, “It’s a miracle.” Is it a bad sign when two weeks into spring...

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Yo Milton, what else you got?

The Cubs have played 20 games so far this season, and won 10 and lost 10.  That’s what mediocre teams do.  So take that however you want.  You have to give them credit, though.  They certainly make middling baseball interesting.  If they’re not sending the franchises’ all-time winning percentage leader to the bullpen, they’ve got fans writing in to the local rag to demand the benching of one of the best hitters...

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Your turd for mine?

If there was any wonder whether the Cubs were going to trade Milton Bradley this offseason, it probably ended the night Lou Piniella was asked at the winter meetings what they were going to do with him and he said, “Look, ah-ah, he played 125 ah-ah, 130 games for us last year, ah-ah, he, ah-ah, look, we’re trying to trade him.” We need to play poker with Lou sometime. And so in the tradition of office Christmas...

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