Cubs Disappoint Fans With Richard Deal, Waiting For a Better Deal That May Not Come

Clayton Richard

Yesterday the Chicago Cubs made their first move of the season as they bought the contract of Clayton Richard from the Pittsburgh Pirates, he will start tonight in place of Donn Roach. This is a move that did not wow Continue reading

Down on the Farm: Checking in on In-Season Promotions

Photo: Andrew Green/Tennessee Smokies

As the middle of the season is upon us, and some of the all-star breaks have concluded, it is moving time for players who have performed well in the first half.  The Cubs’ system has seen a number of players Continue reading

A Cubs Milestone That May Have Escaped Us

Matt Szczur with the eventual game-winner!

(AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

And lo, on this final day of June, 2015, the Chicago Cubs earned their 40th victory of the season.  And we rejoiced, for our favorite team had been mired in a slump and had gotten schooled by the best team Continue reading

South Bend Cubs: that (other) guy at shortstop


If you get a chance, #Cubs fans, go watch Torres play — Carrie Muskat (@CarrieMuskat) June 28, 2015 In the US, 18 year old Gleyber Torres cannot buy alcohol (21), rent a car (25) or run for President (35). Continue reading

Cubs Ready to Take a Bite Out of the Big Apple


   After a weekend sweep in St. Louis at the hands of the Cardinals, the Chicago Cubs had a day off to reflect on all that went wrong the last five games. Their offense has completely fallen asleep, scoring only Continue reading

Cardinals Take the Cubs to School

Cubs Cards

Thank God today is an off day. The Chicago Cubs and their fans could use one after the series sweep at the hands, bats, arms and gloves of the St. Louis Cardinals. On the year, the Cubs are 2-7 against Continue reading

Bad (Donn) Roach Problem


Today Donn Roach will make his second career start. He replaces Tsuyoshi Wada, who still has an ailing shoulder. It appears like this will be a spot start as Wada might be able to avoid a stint on the DL. Continue reading

Intense Series Bring Out the Overreactors


I love sports (breaking news, I know), I love baseball, and I love baseball fans. Sports fans are passionate beyond just about any other group of people in the world. When they are upset, they will let you know in Continue reading

Joe Maddon, Jon Lester, #UmpShow, and some Cubs Notes during Rice Cube’s Road Trip

Another #UmpShow, but this ended okay, I guess.

(Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

After a day in Wyoming that I’d rather not have spent (it’s pretty, though, just mostly desolate wasteland–slight embellishment) and a couple more in Salt Lake City past what we’d originally planned, the RiceMobile finally got over its altitude sickness Continue reading

South Bend Cubs: All Star Vacation (in Peoria)


As we discussed in an earlier blog post, five South Bend Cubs were selected for the Eastern Division team of the MWL All Star Game and I made my husband travel almost 8 hours total to attend the game with Continue reading