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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Theo and Jed are taking out the trash
Dec22

Theo and Jed are taking out the trash

Our good friend Dave Kaplan breathlessly tweeted yesterday “Breaking Cubs news: Cubs to completely rebuild.” That was breaking news in the same way that “Breaking Bears news: Caleb Hanie still sucks,” would be breaking news.  Did I miss something, or when Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer and the rest of the Beantown Boy Band showed up, wasn’t their message–hammered over and over again–that they were...

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Happy Thanksgiving, Morans
Nov24

Happy Thanksgiving, Morans

Has it really been two years since the Ricketts celebrated their first Thanksgiving as Cubs owners?  Let’s go back to that magical time.   And when you’re done reminiscing about that, you can enjoy one of the greatest Thanksgiving episodes of any TV show, ever.   H/T Alan...

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