Taking Spring Training Requests


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 Continue reading

Bryant to Play the Outfield in Spring Training

Any excuse to use this picture... #dreamy

The debate about what to do with Kris Bryant heated up again yesterday when Joe Maddon brought up his plans for the kid in Spring Training this year. Maddon says Bryant will be used at third and in outfield this Continue reading

Manny Being Manny Comes to Wrigley


Last season, Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer thought that hiring Manny Ramirez to be a hitting coach for the Iowa Cubs would be a great idea, much to the chagrin to some fans of the Chicago Cubs. They did not Continue reading

Castro Goes to Camp


  Today is the day that Spring Training starts for real. Pitchers and Catchers arrived a week ago, and while some position players were already there, today is the day that they really need to show up. One of the most Continue reading

Teaching Respect

AP Photo/Matt York

With spring training ramping up, we’re treated to a daily round of Maddonisms from our new Chicago Cubs manager, Joe Maddon: Schlitter and other #Cubs can keep their long hair. Says @CubsJoeMadd: “We have some great hair on this team Continue reading

Cubs Broadcast Schedule Leads to Misdirected Anger

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We have known for a while that the Chicago Cubs broadcasting schedule was going to be a mess with as many different stations the games would be seen on. Yesterday we saw just how much of a mess things would Continue reading

Night-Time Reading For Cubs Fans

Photo; Chicago Sun-Times

Today was cold as balls and thus Chicago area schools were closed and I got a day to recover (just a tad) from this stupid cold/flu/death-virus I seem to have contracted. Tomorrow will also be cold as balls, but we’re Continue reading

Kris Bryant Day Will Come


It’s “spring” (even though it’s so cold outside we could start using the Kelvin scale without scoffing) and that means we’ve got our latest rounds of Kris Bryant pontification:   What are Bryant’s chances of making #Cubs on Opening Day? Continue reading

As the luck changes…


Today marks the lunar new year, the first day of the Year of the Goat (or sheep, or ram, depending on your thesaurus use) in the Chinese Zodiac.  With every new year (even if it’s in the middle of February Continue reading

The Four Greatest Words


I have been waiting for this day for months. Ever since the Chicago Cubs played game 162 at the end of the 2014 season, this is the day that I have been waiting for. The four greatest words you can Continue reading