Why bother?

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This coming academic year, I will be teaching high school science at an urban Chicago public charter school.  I have spent a good deal of time after acquiring my Ph.D. wondering what to do with my life, and I found Continue reading

29

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So today is my birthday, as some of you may have gathered from our twitter and or facebook. I have had a special interest in the number 29 due to that, and it is interesting the number of connections to Continue reading

The Art of Second Guessing

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Today’s game featuring the Chicago Cubs and the Miami Marlins has a lot of people talking and questioning Manager Dale Sveum’s managerial decisions. Quite understandable considering how things unraveled at the end of the game, but there are always things Continue reading

Today’s Crazy Trade Idea

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Alright, so the Cubs fans are panicking a bit and it is likely that this year’s team isn’t going to contend anyway.  But how soon is too soon for a fire sale?  I guess there’s no good answer for that, Continue reading

Total Market Freedom

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The other day I was thinking about the Cubs’ financial situation and how much of an advantage they would actually have over most of the other MLB clubs given the new CBA environment.  I don’t think the Cubs are Oprah-rich Continue reading

When to start panicking…

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Tonight I was watching the tail end of the Dodgers-Mets game.  Jordany Valdespin hit a walk-off grand slam to win it for the New Yorkers, and the only thing I was disappointed about was that he didn’t try to square Continue reading

Random Cubs Thoughts on Getaway Day

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With the Chicago Cubs, fans always talk about the team being in a big market with a strong fan base and lots of funds coming in. There is some truth to that, but there are some details that we should Continue reading

Hopelessness found between the dead ivy

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He walked out in the gray light and stood and he saw for a brief moment the absolute truth of the world. The cold relentless circling of the intestate earth. Darkness implacable. The blind dogs of the sun in their Continue reading

The Marmol and Gregg Show

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In tonight’s game, Carlos Villanueva was tasked to go the distance because of the taxed bullpen from last night’s marathon, but was pulled in favor of Carlos Marmol once a bunt moved Shin-Soo Choo to second base and Joey Votto Continue reading

Momentum is tomorrow’s starter

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I find myself thinking illogical thoughts while watching Cubs baseball. I watched this team thinking about how a win could springboard this team on a run to get back to .500. I know that it isn’t reasonable, but then I Continue reading