National League over/unders
Feb23

National League over/unders

A couple of days ago I broke down the Bovada over/unders for the American League.  If White Sox fans could read, I’m sure they’d be extra angry with me.  Today, lets check out them out for the National League, and, I’ll throw in extra prop bet for you for each team. Arizona D’bags 71.5 It wasn’t all that long ago that the D’bags were in the playoffs, taking the Brewers to the limit in the NLDS....

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It’s a big jump to the playoffs for the Cubs…but they’ve done it before
Feb06

It’s a big jump to the playoffs for the Cubs…but they’ve done it before

Their odds to win the World Series are down to 12:1, The Sporting News picked them to win the World Series and even Baseball Prospectus’ PECOTA system predicts them to finish within a game of the second wild card spot in the National League. So what do we think realistic expectations for the 2015 Cubs should be? They took last year’s dogshit team and added rookies to right field, second base, third starting pitcher and...

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Doubling down on dumb
Aug29

Doubling down on dumb

I’m sure I’ll be accused of basically sitting out another Cubs season only to post when someone (usually Al Yellon) writes something so dumb that I can’t let it go without comment. That’s pretty much completely true. So on Monday, when Al wrote his idiotic “Open Letter to Cubs Fans” I realized I was going to have to find time to rip it to shreds, and today seemed like the first real chance to do it....

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Two idiots, no waiting
Aug19

Two idiots, no waiting

So, on Saturday, the Phillies fired folksy old Charlie Manuel and replaced him as manager with Ryne Sandberg.  Cubs fans had three reactions: That’s nice for Ryne. Who gives a shit? THE CUBS ARE SO STUPIDS! WHY DIDN’T THEY HIRE RYAN SANDBURG TO MANAGE THE TEAM, HE’D MAKE STARLIN CASTRO MAKE NO ERRORS OR ELSE! Two of our favorite deep thinkers, Chicago Tribune national baseball writer Phil Rogers and erstwhile Cubs...

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Look at this gem: Hot Days of August!

YouTube is the greatest.  Check this out.  Here’s a commercial free version of a late season special produced by WGN-TV in 1984 recapping the rise of the Cubs.  You get Steve Stone in a leisure suit, Harry in a sissy blue sweater, Jim Frey creepily staring into the camera when he talks and way too many interviews with Tony Garofalo. Are you going to watch all 43 minutes of it? Of course you...

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