Rice and friend and contributor to the blog Andy are excited about the start of the 2019 regular season, and got this one out just in the nick of time as the Chicago Cubs play soon! Among topics: Tracking and lamenting the action (or lack thereof) this offseason Joe Maddon Continue reading Dreamcast 46: Put Up Or Shut Up
It has been way long since I last posted something on the blog itself. Lots of work, lots of time spent with family (which is good!), and just the boring offseason because owners don’t feel like spending money, have made it difficult to figure out something to write about. I Continue reading A Paradigm Shift, Of Sorts
After a very long hiatus, Rice returns with a new edition of the Dreamcast to ring in the 2019 season, with guest star Crawly hanging out with us. You should check out his stuff too. Our itinerary: The very weird lack of action by the Cubs this winter so far; Continue reading Dreamcast 45: The Return
Why is nothing happening? Continue reading Where’s The Action?
Hey look, it’s December! As you all know, I moved back home to California a few months ago, and I finally have an actual full-time job to grow with as I become a scientist yet again. Yay me. In the meantime, I have been keeping up with the Cubs and Continue reading Assuming There’s a Plan…
It has not been a fun past few months for me, with a big move, trying to find work, and the Chicago Cubs’ ever-growing championship drought (thank goodness for 2016, eh?) all bearing down on me. There are plenty of baseball items, of course, that don’t involve my own life Continue reading Thanksgiving 2018 Hall of Fame Stuffing
As the Division Series in both leagues wind down, and with the Cubs watching from the outside, I suppose the most relevant Cubs thing we could do around here is to look to the future. The good news, I think, is that bounce backs are expected and reasonable, and the Continue reading Looking Ahead to the 2019 Cubs…
And so, the night after the unthinkable happened, it has come to this… The Cubs are going home for the winter. With an optimist’s point of view, maybe it was best to give the players an extended rest after three consecutive seasons of deep playoff runs and an atrocious end-of-year Continue reading A Renewed Sense of Urgency
In October 2016, shortly after Rob Manfred took power, a juggernaut class baseball organization emerged on the coast of the Great Lakes. It then fell behind in a playoff series, apparently suffering from a 3-1 deficit. Unconfirmed reports indicate that the series was rescued. But according to repeated statements by Continue reading The Hunt for Blue October
As the Cubs and Brewers find themselves tied for the NL Central lead with just one game to go, we think about all the “what ifs” throughout the season that could have avoided this scenario. It’s easy to blame this on a collapse of sorts, since all the Cubs had Continue reading What If?