Boring is for suckers
Nov04

Boring is for suckers

It took all of about 180 seconds yesterday for Joe Maddon to do two things…get about a tenth of the way through his press conference preamble, and for the world to see his appeal.  If you could just hire any competent manager and hand him the Cubs roster and they’d win, that’d be great.  But over the past 107 years they’d have like four of those, and none of them could pull it off.  It’s going to take...

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Movie Review: 100 Years of Wrigley Field
Feb04

Movie Review: 100 Years of Wrigley Field

One of the perks of being a big time journalist like myself is that you get exclusive access to things that mere mortals don’t.  I’m used to it, so I was unimpressed when the Cubs asked me to be one of the first to review their new movie “100 Years of Wrigley Field.”  They even gave me the option to sub-title the movie, but passed on my suggestion of “Six winning seasons.” I will say that I was...

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Farewell, sweet prince
Jul29

Farewell, sweet prince

I got the word this afternoon that Paul Sullivan was no longer with us.  It’s a sad day, gang.  A sad, sad day. Bruce Miles doesn’t need this kind of pressure.  He’s got to do all the work, and they only let him work half the time. So try to hold back the tears, as we remember our good friend Paul Sullivan. Farewell, sweet prince. Seriously, though. I’m really going to miss having him on the Cubs beat. You need...

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Oh how humiliating
Apr11

Oh how humiliating

After a promising start to a weekend series up in Wisconsin, the Cubs outdid themselves on Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday, Matt Garza gave up eight more hits (only 20 allowed in two starts so far–awesome) and the Cubs didn’t bother to score.  But then, how are you expected to do anything against the mighty Narveson? The highlight of the game came in the eighth, when Carlos Gomez of the Brewers decided to celebrate a rare...

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Drunk Cub fan
Apr09

Drunk Cub fan

There really is no more hit or miss assignment in TV or radio than the man on the street, and we have this new classic from WBEZ where a bald guy with a beard (always looks like their head was installed upside down) interviews a drunk Cubs fan. She’s the perfect fan to interview.  She probably used to be cute.  She’s drunk.  She doesn’t know who’s playing for the team.  She doesn’t have tickets for the...

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