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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Cubs at the break: By God, they are actually good!
Jul16

Cubs at the break: By God, they are actually good!

Sports fans are the worst, aren’t we?  If, back in spring training, you were assured that the Cubs would go into the All-Star Break seven games over .500, in the lead for the last playoff spot in the National League, and that Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo would be All-Stars, you’d have needed to change your shorts. And, you’d have said something dumb like, “That’s great.  But really, I just want them to...

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Goddamnit, they are fun to watch
Jun25

Goddamnit, they are fun to watch

Someday, you’ll be old like me, and things that you were sure would always be true will change and you won’t believe them.  Given that I like drinking beer and eating food that I know is horrible for me, I figure I’m halfway to dead. I’ve wasted much of my life, gang.  Oh, sure, it looks glamorous.  Almost 3,000 Twitter followers, an infrequently updated Cubs website, an even less frequently updated podcast,...

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How do you measure yourself against other teams?  By height.
May27

How do you measure yourself against other teams? By height.

The Cubs are now in the roughest patch of schedule they’ve had yet this season.  They’ve split the first two games at home with the surging Washington Nationals, 1then three with the defending American League champion Royals2.  Then they’ll be off to Miami to play three in that empty, giant, art museum, which should be a nice respite, but then it’s four more with the Nats.  The rest of June isn’t great...

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