Teaching Respect

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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 — really good hair” — Carrie Muskat (@CarrieMuskat) February 22, Continue reading Teaching Respect

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 be when trying to find out what channel the games Continue reading Cubs Broadcast Schedule Leads to Misdirected Anger

Night-Time Reading For Cubs Fans

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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 back to school/work. In the meantime, here are some notes Continue reading Night-Time Reading For Cubs Fans

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? Theo: “Anyone in camp can make the team” — Carrie Continue reading Kris Bryant Day Will Come

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 for some of us uncultured swine) comes a new feeling Continue reading As the luck changes…

The Four Greatest Words

Let's Go!

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 find. Pitchers and Catchers Report! Today, is the start of Continue reading The Four Greatest Words

The (Cubs) Empire Strikes Back


I feel like total crap today because I most likely contracted the cold that my son got the other day and I feel like elephants are doing a can-can on my head.  So today wasn’t as smooth as it could have been school-wise and I think I napped through two Continue reading The (Cubs) Empire Strikes Back

Sunday Clickbait


It’s Sunday, the day after Valentine’s Day, or as some would call it: Post by O Hell Nawl Blog. Ha! With less than a week to go before Chicago Cubs pitchers and catchers report (some of the boys are already in camp, by the way), let’s look at some quick Continue reading Sunday Clickbait

It’s Not Really a Market Inefficiency Per Se…

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Late last night (or early this morning, depending on your perception of time and semantics), I wrote about an issue that was well-described in Andrew McCutchen‘s article on The Players’ Tribune.  It doesn’t take too much thinking to realize why it’s so difficult for African-American kids to break into and Continue reading It’s Not Really a Market Inefficiency Per Se…

You Gotta Love the Cubs


Happy Valentine’s Day Cubs fans! As you know, I love the Chicago Cubs. I have been a die hard fan of the North Siders for as long as I can remember. Baseball was, is and always be my first love. I remember watching the Cubs when I was younger, watching Continue reading You Gotta Love the Cubs