Archive for the ‘Chicago Cubs’ Category

Cubs bring back Kevin Gregg

Monday, April 15th, 2013

It's like that nightmare where you show up to school in nothing but your underwear actually happening in real life. Less than a week after I took time to crunch the numbers and determine that Kevin Gregg was the worst closer in Cubs history, the team signed the goggle-wearing blown save ...

Carlos Marmol is bad, but not Cubs worst closer ever

Sunday, April 7th, 2013

Carlos Marmol sucks. This is not new information to Cubs fans, who have watched the once-electric closer lose his job less than a week into the 2013 season. Marmol's been awful, going 0-1 with a 27.00 ERA with a 4.80 WHIP and .600 opponent batting average in three appearances before manager ...

Electoral fun with the Cubs

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

As a Cubs fan, you don't need to remind me that 1908 was a long time ago. That year is so far off, it is more of a concept than a concrete entity. It's almost impossible to grasp just how remarkably different the world was the last time the Cubs ...

Cubs Hitting Streak Continues

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

Everyone knows the Chicago Cubs own the most embarrassing streak in pro sports -- 104 years without a championship and counting. But it is not until nights like Tuesday that we are reminded the Cubs also own the coolest streak in pro sports -- 7,441 consecutive games with a hit ...

Cubs Prospect Jorge Soler Goes Deep In Pro Debut

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

So that's what $30 million sounds like. Chicago Cubs super prospect Jorge Soler made his professional debut Sunday night for the AZL Cubs. It went well. Soler, 20, went 2-for-4 with a 2-run blast. The sound of the ball coming off the bat is music to my ears. Not bad for his second ...

The Most Cub Stat Ever

Friday, June 15th, 2012

This week's Sports Illustrated includes a sidebar to a feature on Pirates star Andrew McCutcheon calling the MLB 2005 Draft Class "the best in decades." It is hard to dispute that assertion based on much of the talent to come out of it -- Justin Upton, Ryan Zimmerman, Troy Tulowitzki and ...

Are We Witnessing the Worst Cubs Team Ever?

Monday, May 28th, 2012

Over the course of time, few teams have done crappy better than the Chicago Cubs. But this year may be the crappiest club the Cubs have ever crapped out. I won't say that things bottomed out for the Cubs on Sunday, because only the Lord knows where the bottom is for ...

Chicago Cubs Are Dealing With a Case of the Ricketts

Friday, May 18th, 2012

Back when the Cubs were for sale, Major League Baseball didn't award the team to Mark Cuban because it was concerned for all of the potential PR headaches he could bring them. He's no sporting gentleman! He wears t-shirts and criticizes officials! And so the team was sold to the Ricketts family, ...