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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At least Dusty’s still an ass
Aug29

At least Dusty’s still an ass

Some things should never change.  Dusty being a passive aggressive asshole is something that should never, ever change.  Check out that video of Johnnie B. Baker Jr. laughing uncomfortably as his irritating second baseman, Brandon Phillips berates a writer for criticizing Phillips’ awful on base average (.310) and Dusty for batting him second. Doesn’t the writer KNOW that Dusty’s got to bat his second baseman second?...

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Rejected by the Muskbox: Hereditary defense
Mar25

Rejected by the Muskbox: Hereditary defense

It’s been a while, but Carrie Muskat sent me a Muskbox rejection today, and it’s a good one: @desipiodotcom A #Cubs fan asked if Scott Hairston could play 3B because his father & brother did. Care to answer? — Carrie Muskat (@CarrieMuskat) March 25, 2013 I’m surprised Carrie didn’t handle this one herself.  This submitter is on to something here.  It’s a concept that no bigger authority than Johnnie...

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The Reds put their World Series dreams on hold for two more years

It’s so cute how the Cincinnati Reds think they’re close to winning a pennant.  Sure, they’ve won the NL Central in two of the last three years, and yes, they have a great player at first base in Joey Votto and a couple of really good starting pitchers, plus a crazy Cuban closer who throws like 1,200 miles an hour.  But today they announced they’re keeping Johnnie B. Dusty Baker as their manager for two more...

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Philo’s Power Wankings — Gotta watch that headhunting!
May24

Philo’s Power Wankings — Gotta watch that headhunting!

When last we left our beloved national baseball writing dumbass he was trying to figure out why Joe Maddon can’t just pick a lineup and use it, his boner was only partly flaccid over the Conor Gillaspie era in San Francisco (alas, Conor lasted only six days and hit a robust .150), and he just couldn’t figure out what was wrong with Luke Hochever (well, Luke sucks, that’s what’s wrong with him.)  What will Phil...

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