Four days that define a season
Aug10

Four days that define a season

In many ways, we–you and me–are the worst possible people to determine just how good the 2015 Chicago Cubs are.  We have a long history of loving this franchise and hating this franchise and wanting to hug them and wanting to punch them and everything in between.  It takes a special kind of delusion to continue to root for the Cubs.  Normally sane, rational people can convince themselves against all reason that “hey,...

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It’s time for the Sun-Times to log off
Aug06

It’s time for the Sun-Times to log off

I know times are tough in the newspaper business.  Circulation is at all-time lows, people don’t want to pay for access to stories on the Internet.  Advertisers see little value in print ads, and most don’t have a clue how to effectively advertise online.  Hell, the only cash cow left is when a prominent athlete leaves town and buys a full-page ad in the paper to thank the fans. “Hey, maybe we can get the Blackhawks...

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Starlin is a rough watch
Jul21

Starlin is a rough watch

I’m pretty sure that I still like Starlin Castro more than most Cubs fans.  I’m pretty sure that if you like him “at all” it’s more than most Cubs fans.  We have history with Starlin.  He was a 19 year old rookie called up to a bad Cubs team, without the kind of run in the minor leagues that this regime likes to give young players.  He’s always been a hacker.  He doesn’t walk much.  Never has....

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Goddamnit, they are fun to watch
Jun25

Goddamnit, they are fun to watch

Someday, you’ll be old like me, and things that you were sure would always be true will change and you won’t believe them.  Given that I like drinking beer and eating food that I know is horrible for me, I figure I’m halfway to dead. I’ve wasted much of my life, gang.  Oh, sure, it looks glamorous.  Almost 3,000 Twitter followers, an infrequently updated Cubs website, an even less frequently updated podcast,...

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The Cardinals don’t matter
May07

The Cardinals don’t matter

Major League Baseball saw fit to pair the Cubs and Cardinals up seven times in the first six weeks of the season, including a rare four-game set at Bus(c)h Stadium this week.  Much angst has been had about how the Cubs struggles to hold a lead in the first three games in St. Louis reflects on whether or not the Cubs match up with the Cardinals. I’m here to tell you this.  It doesn’t matter, right now.  The Cardinals...

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