A musky Winter Meeting Preview
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A musky Winter Meeting Preview

The Baseball Winter Meetings are being held next week in the very place that I got married just four short years ago.  No, they’re not being held in the rumpus room at Del Boca Vista, but rather at the Swan and Dolphin Resort at Walt Disney World in Orlando. And to prove that Kermit doesn’t own the exclusive rights to mocking the dumb things that Carrie Muskat writes, I’m going to pick apart the Winter Meetings...

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Are the Cubs better after the fire sale?

At and around the trade deadline the Cubs, wallowing in fifth place, traded away their best starting pitcher, their opening day shortstop, a second baseman, their All-Star first baseman and their manager retired because frankly, going home to a sick mother was a more attractive option than watching the team he was managing. And since then, the Cubs have gone 14-7 (.667) which is just a little bit better than the abysmal 51-74 (.408)...

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At least Derrek won’t have to limp too far

A month after professing his undying love for the Cubs and refusing to forsake them for a team with a chance at the pennant, Derrek Lee agreed to be traded to the Atlanta Braves.  Presumably he had to sign the agreement while lying face down on a massage table, probably holding the pen with his mouth as someone stuck the piece of paper up to the face hole. Lee’s going to the Braves is surprising, because a) he’s sucked...

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Let’s dump some of these losers

I have one of those lame Cubs fact a day calendars on my desk and every morning, I tear off another day, I read the fact or the trivia question and then I unsuccessfully try to slit my wrists with the little piece of paper I’ve torn off.  Today, the trivia answer was Claude Passeau, and the question, apparently was “Who pitched the last time the Cubs didn’t suck?” It’s July 12.  The Cubs are in fourth...

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Scientists find Cubs offense

A pessimist would look at the 2010 Cubs and point out that any team that can only beat Pissburgh once every seven games should probably consider disbanding.  An optimist would look at the same team and shoot himself in the head. But good news!  The Cubs offense has finally been found.  It’s pictured here, in Guatemala City, Guatemala.  Who knew? As for those of you who are complaining that Tyler Colvin isn’t getting enough...

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