Welcome to Rickettsville

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Tom Ricketts, owner of the Chicago Cubs, today purchased three more Sheffield Rooftop businesses bringing his total to six that line that street; he also has a financial interest in a seventh. He now fully owns all but three Wrigleyville Continue reading

What Does it Mean?

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Ladies and Gentleman of Chicago Cubs nation, your beloved North Siders are riding high on a five game winning streak, and are currently back at their high water point of the season being five games over the .500 mark. They Continue reading

The Great Lake Debate

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There is nothing I love more than a good baseball debate; that is assuming the other person can actually make a good argument for his side. This season with the Chicago Cubs we have seen a number of them, including: Continue reading

Wada Being Called Up Soon?

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While nothing is confirmed at all, according to Tommy Birch (Iowa Cubs beat writer) Tsuyoshi Wada is a healthy scratch for the I-Cubs. There is no words as to why he was scratched, but connecting the dots, he might get Continue reading

Yet Another Sales Pitch

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The Chicago Cubs have an obvious problem, one that if not fixed soon will be a major hurdle in their competing for the division title and maybe even one of the two Wild Card spots. That flaw is their starting Continue reading

The Cubs Leading in Some Surprising Categories

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One month into the 2015 season, the Chicago Cubs are playing better than even the widest eyed optimist could have imagined. After years of disappointment and futility, the Cubs are off to their best start since 2008. That year they Continue reading

The Roster Shuffle is Coming

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The Chicago Cubs are off to their best start in seven years, and they are not even at full strength. Justin Grimm has not pitched all season, though he is on the way back and will be back soon. Grimm Continue reading

A Designated Fielder?

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Yesterday was a wild day as we discussed the possibility of the Designated Hitter on Facebook an Twitter. The whole discussion started with the season ending injury to Adam Wainwright when he was batting, and gained momentum when Max Scherzer also Continue reading

The Cubs Are Fun Again

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The 2015 Chicago Cubs are fun. I am not sure there is another way to look at them. These young Cubs are good, really good, and they are fun to watch. I have not had this much fun and enjoyment Continue reading

Three Time All Star Starlin Castro Still Lacks Respect

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Ever since the Chicago Cubs traded Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to the Oakland Athletics in a deal which brought back super prospect short stop Addison Russell, the “trade Starlin Castro” campaign started. I am baffled as to why so Continue reading