Can the Cubs continue to be the Warriors of baseball?

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

Watching the Cubs these days brings to mind the single greatest reaction in the history of sports broadcasting. At the 1973 Belmont Stakes, CBS announcer Chic Anderson exclaimed "He is moving like a TREMENDOUS machine!" as Secretariat leaves the rest of the field eating his dust -- or more accurately so ...

The Nats are unimpressed with Bryce Harper’s 6 walks

Monday, May 9th, 2016

Bryce Harper became a witness to history Sunday afternoon, four pitches at a time. The Nationals slugger tied a big-league record held by Jeff Bagwell, Andre Thornton and Jimmie Foxx when he was walked six times by the Cubs in Sunday's game. Only three of those free passes were intentional, ...

Joe Buck and John Smoltz have some bad takes, don’t understand math

Saturday, May 7th, 2016

Joe Buck and John Smoltz are in the booth today announcing Game 3 of the Cubs-Nationals series. And while the (usually competent) broadcast team didn't have to work too hard to make the game seem dramatic and important, the pair had a quick aside in the middle of the game ...

Cubs owners latest entity threatened by Donald Trump

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016

The owners of the Chicago Cubs joined Mexicans, Muslims and Megyn Kelly on the lengthening list of things Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump does not care for on Monday. The voice of America's increasingly angry hordes of half-literates has taken exception to the fact members of the Ricketts family, which owns ...

Cardinals Twitter does not handle Jason Heyward signing too well

Friday, December 11th, 2015

Jason Heyward agreed to a massive, eight-year, $184 million contract with the Chicago Cubs on Friday, as he became the latest domino to fall in baseball's free agent frenzy. Heyward opted for the Cubs over returning to the St. Louis Cardinals, with whom he spent the 2015 season. Cardinals fans were, ...

Chicago Cubs reach two-year deal with John Lackey

Friday, December 4th, 2015

As we reported earlier, the Chicago Cubs have been going full-throttle after free agent right-hander John Lackey. Well it appears that hard work paid off, as multiple reports claim that the two sides have reached an agreement. Ken Rosenthal says the contract is worth $32-34 million over two years and should be finalized shortly. ...

Chicago Cubs going hard after John Lackey

Friday, December 4th, 2015

John Lackey may be a 37-year-old with a shaky track record, but he's also one of the most sought-after pitchers on baseball's free agent market. Now the Chicago Cubs are apparently the front-runners to land the 13-year veteran. The Cubs are reportedly "pretty hot" on Lackey right now and are discussing ...

Chicago Cubs interested in reunion with Jeff Samardzija

Friday, November 20th, 2015

The Chicago Cubs reached the National League Championship Series in 2015, a full year before they were even expected to be competitive. Now, armed with an incredibly young offensive core and a newly-minted Cy Young Award winner in Jake Arrieta, the Cubs are poised to be National League favorites heading ...