Archive for the ‘Chicago Cubs’ Category

Chicago Cubs new mascot is, well, a mascot

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

Much to the derision of team fans and internet wise guys -- two categories I happen to fit in -- the Chicago Cubs unveiled a team mascot for the first time in decades on Monday. It's easy to see why there was backlash. Clark the Cub is quite a ridiculous looking ...

Ted Lilly retires, will baseball recover?

Thursday, November 28th, 2013

Major League turnstiles will surely take a hit next season as the game's biggest drawing card, Theodore Roosevelt Lilly, announced his retirement on Wednesday. Lilly was rehabbing in a Venezuelan winter league in hopes of getting back to the majors next spring after being released by the Dodgers this season, but ...

Frank Castillo becomes third ’97 Cubs starting pitcher to die

Monday, July 29th, 2013

The Curse of the Billy Goat has nothing on the unfortunate fates that have befallen the starting pitching rotation of the 1997 Chicago Cubs. On Monday we learned that Frank Castillo became the third member of the 1997 Cubs starting rotation to die at a young age. Castillo, who was 44, ...

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 ...