Crane wants to see you in the bathroom
Apr06

Crane wants to see you in the bathroom

America was stunned to learn that a 100 year old stadium, under reconstruction, didn’t have an optimal number of restrooms to serve a crowd that had been drinking for eight hours before the gates even opened yesterday. By now you’ve heard the horror stories.  Grown men had to pee in empty beer cups!  Some of them just peed in corners!  Oh, the humanity! Hell, if Wrigley had one set of functioning men’s and...

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Six questions with Tom Ricketts
Mar06

Six questions with Tom Ricketts

By now, you know the drill, just like I did with Jon Lester and Starlin Castro, I one-up Jesse Rogers’ pathetic five question interview with a much more in-depth six question interview.  Today’s guest1 is Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts. Nice of you to agree to do this interview, Tom. Yeah, about that.  Let me make a note to fire whoever is in charge of my schedule these days. Oh, it’s still Dennis Culloton.  To be fair,...

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Cubs host Nerdfest Q and A with Crane
Nov26

Cubs host Nerdfest Q and A with Crane

Yesterday, the Cubs invited a gaggle of Cubs bloggers to sit down with Cubs Vice President for Business Mismanagement Crane Kenney.  Apparently they didn’t have postal addresses for Hire Jim Essian or me.  But, thankfully, our good friend Al Yellon did score an invite.  He filed this report: Crane Kenney Talks TV, Wrigley Project, More In Wide-Ranging Forum Nobody writes a catchier headline than our boy Al. In what they termed...

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Joe called Ricky
Nov05

Joe called Ricky

True to his word, new Cubs manager Joe Maddon placed a call to former Cubs manager Rick(y) Renteria not long after the press conference to announce Joe’s hiring. You might think it would be awkward for the old manager to have to talk to the guy who not only replaced him, but basically shoved him out of his job into the street. You don’t know the half of it. Joe: Ricky, it’s Joe.  How are things going? Ricky: To be...

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Lunatic advice for world-class dipshit Crane Kenney
Jun03

Lunatic advice for world-class dipshit Crane Kenney

Two of our favorite asshats collided this week, when Al Yellon decided to give advice to Crane Kenney now that the world knows of the secret shame the Cubs have been hiding for several months…that they gave Crane a five-year contract extension. It’s probably not a good sign when your boss says, “Sure, we’ll add some years to your deal, but we’re not telling anybody.”  I mean, you get the cash, which...

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