Strasburg Debuts, Riggelman Channels Norman Dale

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

I don't know what I love about Stephen Strasburg's first start more: that he was nasty and essentially only threw one bad pitch or that he earnestly answered "60 feet, six inches" when Nationals manager Jim Riggelman asked him how far it was from the mound to the plate in ...

My 10 Most Agonizing Sports Losses

Friday, April 9th, 2010

The look on Willie Veasley's face after Monday night's championship game loss to Duke says it all. Actually, you can't see his face, which says even more. It was one of the most heart-wrenching losses that one could experience as a player or fan, and I don't say that just ...

(Feebly) Waving The White Flag

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

As Danny Glover once said, "I'm getting too old for this shit." Presumably he was talking about getting in car chases and explosions with Mel Gibson, but he easily could have been referring to watching the Cubs. Even at the ripe old age of 27, I couldn't possibly think of a ...

I Lost My Wood

Friday, November 14th, 2008

It was bound to happen. One day you wake up, and out of nowhere, your Wood is gone. And even though you knew this day would finally arrive, it's still hard to come to grips when you think of all the good times -- and even the not-so-good ones. The Cubs ...

Ben Sheets is Pretty Much Just Like Kerry Wood

Thursday, September 18th, 2008

It's not often we actively root against an athlete, no matter how outrageous or annoying they are (see Schilling, Curt). This is certainly the case with Brewers pitcher Ben Sheets. No, we don't like him. He pitches for the Brewers and Cubs fans clearly outnumber anything else on this blog. He's ...