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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Oh, goody, Ryan Dempster’s back
Dec05

Oh, goody, Ryan Dempster’s back

Just when everything seemed to be going so well.  The Cubs offseason had included getting the best manager in the game, bringing back Hank White, adding Dave Martinez to the coaching staff, and making an ambitious run at Jon Lester.  Hey, they’d even seen the Blue Jays bail them out of what would have been an onerous contract for squatty little Russell Martin. All of that is now drowned out by the thud that is the return of Ryan...

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This is just the kind of stuff we miss

Now that the 90th greatest Cub of all-time is off to Texas, look at the hilarity we are missing: I love MLB Network, but if someone would invent a Kevin Millar filter that would change the channel whenever he’s about to come on, they’d make a billion...

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A Desipio oral history of the Ryan Dempster trade

Ryan Dempster, Cubs pitcher 2004-2012 I said all along that all I wanted to do was help the Cubs, and if I could help them by being traded to a contender for some supergreat prospects, then I was happy to do it.  Theo [Epstein, Cubs President of Baseball Operations] and the little guy who works for him [Cubs General Manager Jed Hoyer] asked me to make a list of teams I’d be willing to waive my 10 and 5 no trade rights to go play...

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They don’t did a trade

Twitter is a pretty great place, and these are the salad days. In the past three days I’ve gotten into a Twitter argument with my old nemesis @jacquejones11 (here), I predicted to the second when Chip Caray (@kapaya1234 – here) would Twitter ban me, and just a few minutes ago, the aggrieved party in the “Ryan Dempster doesn’t want to go to Atlanta because he wants to live in Ted Lilly’s guest house in...

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