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 ...

Chicago Cubs: City, Wrigleyville, and ownership close to renovation deal

Saturday, April 6th, 2013

I've been to Wrigley Field. While it's nice that it hasn't changed much since it was first built a zillion years ago, the place is actually kind of a dump. I guess it was easier to impress people in 1914.  The Chicago Cubs really need to renovate it, which is ...

Chicago Cubs: Carlos Marmol to lose closer job already?

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

Carlos Marmol has been shaky throughout his seven years with the Chicago Cubs, but this would be a new depth to the craziness surrounding his career. On Opening Day on Monday, Marmol came on in the bottom of the ninth inning of a 3-0 game against the Pittsburgh Pirates and ...

Boston Red Sox, Ryan Dempster agree to $26.5 million deal

Friday, December 14th, 2012

The Boston Red Sox added to their starting rotation on Thursday by agreeing to a two-year, $26.5 million deal with Ryan Dempster. Dempster, who will turn 36 in May, spent most of the last nine years with the Chicago Cubs, before finishing the 2012 season with the Texas Rangers. Dempster wasn't bad ...

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 ...

Ding-dong, the Cards are dead!

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

Finally, our long national nightmare is over. The St. Louis Cardinals are no more, and with their elimination comes a feeling of satisfaction I didn't know was possible from a baseball game. I'm not exaggerating. All over the world, people are raised with an irrational, irreversible hatred for certain creeds, religions or ...

Adam Greenberg’s redemption stirs memories

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

Everyone remembers where they were for the major moments in life. JFK, the Challenger, 9/11 -- if you were alive, you've got a story. Me, I remember where I was for moments that are considerably less important but still resonate nevertheless. And one of those moments has always been Adam Greenberg's lone ...

Washington Nationals Belt Six Home Runs For Second Straight Game

Thursday, September 6th, 2012

The Washington Nationals are having a phenomenal season, and are zeroing in on their first division championship as a franchise (including their time as the Montreal Expos). On Wednesday night they smoked the Chicago Cubs 9-1, and improved their record to 84-52, while also accomplishing another feat. For the second game in ...