Meet the Cubs!
Mar29

Meet the Cubs!

Cubs functionally illiterate manager Dale Sveum has narrowed his 25 man roster down to 28 or so (nobody’s sure how high Dale can count), and it’s a sight to behold.  An outfield of four washed up guys and the plodding Joe Mather, an infield that’s only three-fourths short on Major League quality talent, a catching corps that has the best one on a bus to Iowa, and a pitching staff so thin, that not only did Jeff...

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Pictures and catchers report
Feb21

Pictures and catchers report

The Cubs have started spring training, so winter is officially over.  To celebrate, I burned all of my winter coats and threw my shovel onto my neighbor’s roof.  Those kinds of traditions never get old. When they allow him to use his actual camera, and not just his iPhone, Tribune photog Scott Strazzante does a pretty nice job.  But the captions the Tribune puts on his photos are shit.  So I’ve improved them.  Mouse-over...

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There are no AAAA players
Feb09

There are no AAAA players

The Cubs equipment truck is on its way to Mesa, which can mean only one thing…hijack that puppy and get all the clean jock straps you can stuff in your shorts!  No, wait, it means Spring Training is on the way.  You know what else says that?  A fucking calendar.  But it’s so much more fun to take a picture of an Allied Van Lines truck and post that. This is going to be a fascinating spring for the Cubs.  They have more...

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Phildo maps out the Cubs “fire sale”
Jul01

Phildo maps out the Cubs “fire sale”

On Tuesday morning, Phil Rogers went through the Cubs roster and mapped out who they could trade and why.  It was predictably terrible and demanded mocking.  It’s Friday and I’m just now getting around to it.  I needed to pace myself. Let’s not waste any more time. Your morning Phil: Trade talk, Peavy, interleague Before we get started (you see I didn’t take my “let’s not waste any more time”...

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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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