Six questions with Jon Lester
Mar04

Six questions with Jon Lester

ESPNChicago.com’s Jesse Rogers has been doing “Five Question” interviews sporadically at Cubs camp this spring.  So I figured, “I’m better than Jesse.  I’ll do SIX question interviews.” Today, the series starts with new Cubs ace Jon Lester.1 How creeped out were you by the sweatpants wearing horde of Iowans at the Cubs Convention? They were pretty intense.  We had some weirdos in Boston when I...

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What to watch for in Cubs spring training
Feb13

What to watch for in Cubs spring training

It’s officially less than a week until the start of spring training.  The Cubs will be christening their newly named, year-old ballpark by giving away game used urinal pucks to the first 14 fans who attend the first workout. If you get one, don’t be that guy, treasure it, don’t go for the quick buck on ebay. Sloan Field got its name when a toilet supply company paid big bucks to the Cubs, and its tempting to make a...

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Not everybody wants to play for your favorite team
Dec01

Not everybody wants to play for your favorite team

Being a Cubs fan wouldn’t be all that bad if it weren’t for two things: 1) the soul-crushing losing 2) other Cubs fans. For the past three years we’ve had it pretty easy.  The team has been purposely horrible (as opposed to the unintentionally horribleness of most of the 103 seasons before it), and while dumb Cubs fans have been grumbling about the team not signing free agents or trading for aging, former, stars, the...

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Bienvenido, Senor Renteria!
Nov07

Bienvenido, Senor Renteria!

So the Cubs finally have a new manager.  I for one was getting pretty antsy about the whole thing.  Mostly because they have a game coming up…in four months. They have hired Rick Renteria.  Renteria has served the last few years as the Padres bench coach, dispensing pearls of wisdom to Bud Black.  He spent eight years in the minors as a manager, including a season in lovely Geneva, Illinois managing the Kane County Cougars. The...

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Debunking the “facts” used to debunk the myths
Sep25

Debunking the “facts” used to debunk the myths

So today, Gordon Wittenmyer of what’s left of the Chicago Sun-Times decided to play Snopes and debunk five things he thinks are myths about the Cubs rebuilding plan.  Because two years of rebuilding 100 years of suck is more than enough, so it’s time to expose Theo Epstein for what he really is, a big fraud who poops his pants. Cubs’ rebuilding project has taken on as much fiction as fact Myths?  Fiction?  Hey, it’s...

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