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, ...

How to Talk About Matt Bush in 2016

Monday, March 28th, 2016

This is not a Matt Bush post. I, like many Padres fans, have strong feelings when I hear his name. It's hard not to when the number one overall pick by the San Diego Padres in the 2004 draft spent most of his time in baseball getting arrested for assaulting ...

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 ...

Momentum Gaining for National League to Add DH for 2017

Thursday, January 21st, 2016

Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said at an owners' meeting Thursday in Coral Gables, Fla. that the notion of a designated hitter coming to the National League is "gaining momentum." Which quite honestly, shouldn't surprise people one bit. Most of the major sports leagues have made rule changes that make it easier ...

Dodgers trying desperately to keep up in NL West arms race

Thursday, December 17th, 2015

The Los Angeles Dodgers dominated the National League West in 2015, winning the division going away with a 92-70 record. After a disappointing showing in the playoffs, the Dodgers were expected to solidify their roster with some solid moves this offseason and keep ace righty Zack Greinke. Things haven't gone ...

Todd Frazier trade talks heat up as other options disappear

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

Now that the big name pitchers and Jason Heyward are off the market, Cincinnati Reds third baseman Todd Frazier has emerged as the most coveted target of baseball's offseason swap meet. The Reds are motivated sellers and now know they have one of the top pieces on the market ready to move. Numerous ...

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, ...