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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As if you don’t already like Anthony Rizzo enough
Feb16

As if you don’t already like Anthony Rizzo enough

Cubs fans have had basically a decade of great first basemen who also happen to be awesome people.1  If you didn’t get a chance to see the MLB Network features on Anthony Rizzo, his battle with cancer, his great story about the first time he met Jon Lester, his two trades, and the incredible story of the night he fulfilled Kramer’s insane Paul O’Neill homer request, here they are. Your browser does not support...

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Go to Hell, Theo
Dec23

Go to Hell, Theo

The suits at Desipio’s parent company are demanding fresh content, and so they had me pre-write this in the event that the Cubs do the unthinkable and trade Luis Valbuena over the Christmas holiday.  I think I handled it very maturely. Of course, it’s easy to take the high road when you know nothing this apocalyptic will actually happen. Fuck you Theo. Fuck you, fuck your preppy Ivy League background, fuck the mom jeans...

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Some guys can’t take a hint
Dec08

Some guys can’t take a hint

Less than six months after trading him away, the Cubs have re-signed pitcher Jason Hammel.  This time, Hammel gets a nice raise, a second guaranteed year and a third year option.  I’m sure that’ll help console him next July when he’s packing his shit and leaving again. OK, that’s probably not the plan.  Hammel was a nice find for the Cubs last year, and pitched his ass off for them before being moved to Oakland...

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Not everybody wants to play for your favorite team
Dec01

Not everybody wants to play for your favorite team

Being a Cubs fan wouldn’t be all that bad if it weren’t for two things: 1) the soul-crushing losing 2) other Cubs fans. For the past three years we’ve had it pretty easy.  The team has been purposely horrible (as opposed to the unintentionally horribleness of most of the 103 seasons before it), and while dumb Cubs fans have been grumbling about the team not signing free agents or trading for aging, former, stars, the...

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