Kerry Wood brings the funny…well, somebody does

Andre’s “Caught it!  Whooo!” makes the whole thing.

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Now we’re lousy with Cubs ads
Apr08

Now we’re lousy with Cubs ads

As opening day got closer we were suddenly inundated with ads featuring the Cubs.  Nothing moves product quite like a team that will be lucky to avoid losing 90+ games again. It started with this ad from MLB The Show 12 featuring what it will look like (assuming we don’t all have flying cars by then) when the Cubs finally win a World Series.  The ad’s pretty much perfect, right down to the poor, lonely video game player in...

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Meet the Cubs Pitchers!
Mar30

Meet the Cubs Pitchers!

Yesterday we took a tour of the Cubs position players as we head into the 2012 season.  It wasn’t a pretty sight.  It was like coming up on a motorcycle accident and realizing that the driver wasn’t wearing a helmet or pants. Today, we hold our nose and cast a quick glance at the other half of the roster.  The pitching staff. Not since the days of Steve Rain, Daniel Garibay and Ruben Quevedo have the Cubs been this stacked...

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An open letter that should have stayed shut
Jan11

An open letter that should have stayed shut

Some days it doesn’t pay to be busy.  I was tied up all day, and so this morning, when I read Al Yellon’s open letter to Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer about re-signing Kerry Wood, I tried the old, “clear my calendar, THIS is all I’m doing today.”  It didn’t work. So I’m just now getting to enjoy it fully.  I’m sure Theo and Jed’s response came marked “cease and desist” and...

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Cubs finally get it
Jan28

Cubs finally get it

I’m not what you would call an optimist by nature.  I’m also not what you’d call hygenic, but that’s really neither here nor there. But I have got to tell you, recent moves by the Chicago Cubs have got me thinking that as Ron Santo used to bellow at odd times, THIS IS THE YEAR! There’s no mistaking that the Cubs went off the rails after the 2008 collapse against the Dodgers and they got rid of their...

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