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 ...

Steve Bartman And The Myth Of The Beleaguered Cubs Fan

Sunday, April 1st, 2012

I watched Catching Hell, the documentary by Alex Gibney about the Steve Bartman debacle in 2003, again this Sunday morning. My initial reaction was to just update my Facebook status with something snarky aimed at all my Cubs-fan friends (again). God, those people are fun to poke with a stick. Those ...

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 ...

Tigers, Marlins Discussing Matt Garza With Cubs

Sunday, January 1st, 2012

The Detroit Tigers lost out in the Gio Gonzalez sweepstakes when the Oakland A's dealt the lefty to the Washington Nationals, but that doesn't mean the Tigers don't have other options. Detroit has apparently expressed serious interest in Chicago Cubs right-hander Matt Garza and they aren't the only ones. The Miami ...

Cubs Out Of Prince Fielder Chase?

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

As recently as a few weeks ago many thought Milwaukee Brewers free agent first baseman Prince Fielder would be headed just a bit south to play for the Chicago Cubs. In fact, once Albert Pujols signed his monster deal with the Los Angeles Angels, it looked like the Cubs were ...

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 ...

Chicago Cubs Contact Albert Pujols

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

We all knew this was coming - if for no other reason than to annoy the crap out of St. Louis Cardinals fans - but the Chicago Cubs formally made contact with representatives of free agent first baseman Albert Pujols. The three-time MVP is represented by Dan Lozano and while ...

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 ...