Six questions with Tom Ricketts
Mar06

Six questions with Tom Ricketts

By now, you know the drill, just like I did with Jon Lester and Starlin Castro, I one-up Jesse Rogers’ pathetic five question interview with a much more in-depth six question interview.  Today’s guest1 is Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts. Nice of you to agree to do this interview, Tom. Yeah, about that.  Let me make a note to fire whoever is in charge of my schedule these days. Oh, it’s still Dennis Culloton.  To be fair,...

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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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Joe called Ricky
Nov05

Joe called Ricky

True to his word, new Cubs manager Joe Maddon placed a call to former Cubs manager Rick(y) Renteria not long after the press conference to announce Joe’s hiring. You might think it would be awkward for the old manager to have to talk to the guy who not only replaced him, but basically shoved him out of his job into the street. You don’t know the half of it. Joe: Ricky, it’s Joe.  How are things going? Ricky: To be...

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Tom Ricketts knows you’re special (just like Todd)
Jul05

Tom Ricketts knows you’re special (just like Todd)

As it scrapes and fights to remain in business, the Chicago Sun-Times is running celebrity columns.  Jenny McCarthy has already written a couple, even though her qualifications as a celebrity are now based solely on the fact that she still looks great naked, she has some very strange takes on immunizations and she can get celebrity millionaires to have lots of sex with her. Today’s celebrity column was written by another famous...

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Pictures and catchers report
Feb21

Pictures and catchers report

The Cubs have started spring training, so winter is officially over.  To celebrate, I burned all of my winter coats and threw my shovel onto my neighbor’s roof.  Those kinds of traditions never get old. When they allow him to use his actual camera, and not just his iPhone, Tribune photog Scott Strazzante does a pretty nice job.  But the captions the Tribune puts on his photos are shit.  So I’ve improved them.  Mouse-over...

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