Archive for the ‘Chicago Cubs’ Category

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, ...

2003 Draft Still Not Working Out For Cubs

Friday, April 20th, 2012

In 2003, the Chicago Cubs drafted center fielder Ryan Harvey with the No. 6 pick in the MLB Draft. Like most Cubs first-round picks, he didn't even come close to the show, topping off with two and a half years in Double-A before leaving organized baseball in 2010 and attempting ...

Name Tags Will Be A Must At Cubs Convention

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

Theocracies rely on the belief in a higher power. And after weeks of roster shaving and tinkering, I'm being forced to put an awful lot of faith in what Theo Epstein has planned for my beloved Chicago Cubs. "Who are these f*ckin' guys?" Out are familiar faces like Aramis Ramirez, Carlos Zambrano, Sean ...

Better Late Than Never For Santo

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

It's just been one of those years. My favorite football team's biggest rival won the Super Bowl and still hasn't lost a game in 2011. My favorite baseball team's biggest rival won the World Series. Both got into the playoffs thanks to wins over that rival in the final week of ...

Ry-Noooooooooooooooooooo

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

Well, well, well. Those a-holes from St. Louis are already back at it. Just days after I clearly warned the universe that I would blow it up in the case that this happened, the St. Louis Cardinals confirmed that Ryne Sandberg will be one of "less than 10 candidates" interviewed for the ...

Epstein to Chicago Apparently A Thing

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

So will they end up calling it The Curse of Theo, or The Curse of Tito? According to media reports from all corners of the country -- well, maybe not the southwest corner -- Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein to the Cubs is essentially a done deal. It's just another ...

Catching Hell; Feeling Shame

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

I'm embarrassed. Hopefully we're all embarrassed. Because we're just as human as he is. "He" is Steve Bartman, who went from being a normal guy to the world's most infamous fan to having ESPN air a documentary, "Catching Hell," that recalled the whole unfortunate thing. And "we" are Cubs fans. Most likely, ...

Cubs Fix The Glitch

Sunday, August 21st, 2011

The Chicago Cubs finally did the inevitable on Friday, announcing the firing of general manager Jim Hendry a mere one month after actually firing him. Wait, what? According to Cubs owner Tom Ricketts, Hendry was actually canned on July 22. However, it somehow took until August 19 for Hendry to turn in ...