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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Looks like Cubs got bait and switched again
Apr28

Looks like Cubs got bait and switched again

Remember a couple of Fridays ago when we were all excited that our big slugging rookie phenom third baseman was coming to the big leagues after a torturous 12 day wait? Oh, he came up alright and went hitless in five at bats and struck out three times. And but for a single here and a double there, what has he done really? Gary Scott at least hit a grand slam in his first week. Typical Cubs, another flopped phenom. Kris Bryant has now...

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They’re only getting better
Apr21

They’re only getting better

Last night, youngest of our beloved Cubs drubbed the Pirates of Pissburgh.  Rookie Jorge Soler had four hits.  Rookie Kris Bryant had three hits and drove in three runs.  Twenty-five year old grizzled veterans Anthony Rizzo and Starlin Castro combined to get on base six times.  The foursome ended the night 11-16 with three walks and a hit by pitch.  That’s not bad.  The Cubs offense is operating at a level that we haven’t...

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