About jrayn

A displaced Cubs fan stranded in the Great Plains perpetuating a life of self amusement. @jjrayn.

BREITBART EXCLUSIVE: Leftist Cub Wears Cap To Left To Taunt Working Class

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Image: Chicago Tribune Thursday was National Meatball Day and we at Breitbart Sports are here to point out what the professional meatballs at ESPN — whose ratings are plummeting after supporting noted leftist and Black Panther 49ers quarterback Colin Cowherd’s flag insulting protest — are hiding today. The Chicago Cubs will feature aptly named closer Continue reading BREITBART EXCLUSIVE: Leftist Cub Wears Cap To Left To Taunt Working Class

META: How the BFIB Caused Me an Existential Crisis.

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(UPDATE 4/21/16: I wrote this in February, but this has become more relevant with recent Heyward BFIB story from the New York Daily News and subsequent stories from the Cardinals Double Birds Blog & NBC’s Hardball Talk) The Best Fans in Baseball (BFIB).  It’s a term that will light up the Continue reading META: How the BFIB Caused Me an Existential Crisis.

Keeping an eye on Javier Baez; Contingencies

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Prior to Javier Baez’s 1-4, 0 strikeout performance today, he was batting .265 with an OBP of .357.  That’s nearly a 100 point split between his average and on base percentage in his first 56 plate appearances this season.  That’s the biggest split we’ve seen from him yet in his Continue reading Keeping an eye on Javier Baez; Contingencies

Back from Desert: Only Thing Brighter than Sun was Future

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I’ve returned from the arid desert landscape and pleasantly returned to an unseasonably warm Midwestern March.  That has me in such a good mood that I need to share some of my sunniness with all of you.  This was my first time attending spring training in Mesa.  I had been Continue reading Back from Desert: Only Thing Brighter than Sun was Future

Taking Spring Training Requests

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It’s been a while since I’ve had some time to square away for a post.  I write for a living and the January/February months are particularly onerous every year.  Ready to jump back and talk Cubs baseball as spring training games approach! Most people get all excited about pitchers and Continue reading Taking Spring Training Requests

The Corner of Addison & Chuck Norris

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Recently you may have read my write up on how challenging it was for Kris Bryant to become the biggest attraction for the Iowa Cubs in nearly a decade.  If you did, you know that I excoriated Bryant for his selfish hoarding of titles and awards.  That shelling he took from Continue reading The Corner of Addison & Chuck Norris

That’s Enough, Mr. Bryant!

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If you recall, I recently wrote about Felix Pie being the last Iowa Cub position player who could draw a crowd in Des Moines before the most recent crop of players to pop up on the farm.  Those are days gone by.  This past season in Des Moines it would have been difficult to outbuzz the Continue reading That’s Enough, Mr. Bryant!

All Hail King…Pelix?

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King Pelix?  This is going to be the rare post where one has a perfectly good name to pun and is afforded the opportunity to use another one.  Who is King Pelix?  Well, he’s a guy you likely know….are at least partly remember.  He was a top Cubs prospect and Continue reading All Hail King…Pelix?

Steve Scalise…And the Iowa Cubs?

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Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La), the U.S. House of Representatives Majority Whip, is in a bit of a hot water.  As reported by the Louisiana blog CenLemar.com over the weekend, in 2002 Scalise spoke at the Best Western Landmark Hotel in New Orleans to members of the European-American Unity and Rights Organization Continue reading Steve Scalise…And the Iowa Cubs?

Let me introduce myself…

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Hello, I am Jesse and I am a Cubs fan (what else would you expect, right?).  I’ve kindly been asked to contribute to World Series Dreaming and am rather tickled by the idea of sharing my fascination with the Cubs and the broader Cubs organization.  As someone who once lived Continue reading Let me introduce myself…