How many guys can the Cubs fit in the dugout?
Aug28

How many guys can the Cubs fit in the dugout?

Tuesday is September 1 which means that summer came and went before we knew what happened.  It also means Major League Baseball teams are allowed to inflate their active roster to an absurd 40 players.  The reasoning is simple.  Minor league seasons wind down around September 1 and if you need a player after that date where are you supposed to call one up from?  Most teams add two or three guys, typically, but sometimes, teams add a...

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What if this is as fun as it gets?
Aug25

What if this is as fun as it gets?

We are all counting on 2015 being the first of a half-decade or so (or much longer, much longer would be nice) Cubs renaissance.  The young players are sure to get better (most of them, anyway), more accomplished veterans should be added, especially to the pitching staff, and at some point, we expect to finally see the Cubs play in, and then actually win a World Series. That might all happen, but even if it does, will it ever get more...

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Four days that define a season
Aug10

Four days that define a season

In many ways, we–you and me–are the worst possible people to determine just how good the 2015 Chicago Cubs are.  We have a long history of loving this franchise and hating this franchise and wanting to hug them and wanting to punch them and everything in between.  It takes a special kind of delusion to continue to root for the Cubs.  Normally sane, rational people can convince themselves against all reason that “hey,...

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Cubs fans remind us all that we’re the dumbest
Jul27

Cubs fans remind us all that we’re the dumbest

Dear Cubs fans, Knock it off.  Just quit it.  What is wrong with you?1 There’s no right or wrong way to be a fan.  But you’re doing it wrong. Yes, it sucks that this team hasn’t played well since Jhonny Peralta dumped one in the basket a few weeks ago.  The lost series to the hapless White Sox sucked, needing miraculous finishes to split with the equally awful Reds wasn’t a great sign, and falling down,...

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This would have been too good to be true
Jul24

This would have been too good to be true

F. Scott Fitzgerald famously said, “There are no second acts in American lives.”  But what did he know?  And besides, if the Cubs had brought E-ramis Ramirez back for a two and a half month swan song, E-ramis is Dominican, so we can ask Colin Cowherd if they get second acts. Whatever, it would have been pretty cool to have Aramis Nin Ramirez back for a final go-around with the Cubs.  Sure, he doesn’t play great...

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