Archive for the ‘Chicago Cubs’ Category

Remembering Ronnie

Monday, December 6th, 2010

For three days, I have struggled to figure out how to write this blog post. This is what I finally came up with. It wasn't a surprise when I woke up to the texts on Friday morning. Ron Santo, the face -- or at least the soul -- of the Cubs ...

Eat Sh*t, Theriot

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

When former Cub fan favorite Ryan Theriot was traded to the Cardinals from the Dodgers on Tuesday, the response amongst myself and friends was a universal "Shit." Even if he hits .120 against every other opponent next season, none of us had any doubt in our minds that Theriot will bat ...

Quade, Quade We Likes to Poddy

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

So, the Cubs hired Mike Quade to be their manager for the next two seasons and the immediate reaction amongst Cub fans has not been to shoot off fireworks and start playing the 1812 Overture. (Which is the perfect song of celebration since 1812 is closer to the last Cubs ...

Carlos Marmol: Nastiest Pitcher In Baseball History

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

There's filthy, and then there's filthy. A 48-year old chain-smoking, Atlantic City cocktail waitress toting a purse filled with Valtrex is filthy. The mess two honeymooners leave between the bed sheets qualifies as filthy, as well. But ladies and gentlemen, let me bring to your attention a whole other type of filth. That ...

You Just Never Know Who You’ll Run Into At The Ballpark

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

My roommate’s birthday was last week and as a supplementary gift his mom gave him two suite tickets for Monday’s Indianapolis Indians game. It's 5:30 p.m. He walks into my room asking if I’d like to make a 7 p.m. first pitch. I figure it’s a Monday night, the tickets provide ...

Rudy Jaramillo to the Cubs? Why Yes, That Would be Enjoyable

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

The Major League Baseball playoffs resume tonight with a couple very nice matchups. The Phillies and Dodgers start their NLCS rematch tonight with an interesting lefty matchup of young Clayton Kershaw vs.  recent daddy Cole Hamels. Then tomorrow we have the series in which everybody outside Yankee Nation (including this guy) ...

Well, That Was Worth It

Sunday, September 20th, 2009

Enigmatic outfielder Milton Bradley has been suspended for the remainder of the season by the Chicago Cubs. There is a very good chance his time in a Cubs uniform may also be over, despite the fact that he has two years remaining on a three-year, $30 million contract he signed ...

Time To Wave The W(hite) Flag In Wrigley

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

Everyone was waiting for the Chicago Cubs to put it together. A defending division champion with a payroll of $140 million should certainly contend, right? But the Cubs limped to the All-Star Break with an astonishingly mediocre 43-43 record. Sure slugging third baseman Aramis Ramirez had been out two months, ...