Stuff to read while everyone else is at the Cubs Convention


Today was my birthday.  I had considered going to Cubs Convention a while back, but decided not to.  Thankfully everyone else on Team WSD decided to brave the crowds (SOLD OUT!) and will bring you news later.  For the time being, here’s some stuff I gleaned while perusing the Twitters Continue reading Stuff to read while everyone else is at the Cubs Convention

Are You Ready?


Tomorrow, the 2015 Chicago Cubs campaign kicks off! While the season opener is still a month and a half away, pitchers and catchers report in a month, tomorrow is the official start of the 2015 season to me. The annual Cubs Convention kicks off tomorrow night, drawing thousands of fans Continue reading Are You Ready?

Another Day, Another Rooftops Lawsuit


As far as I can tell, the Sun-Times appears to be the only outlet reporting this story at the moment: The Chicago Cubs played hardball with Wrigley Field rooftop owners — blocking the historic ballpark views of owners who refused to sell up, while clearing the sightlines from rooftops the Continue reading Another Day, Another Rooftops Lawsuit

Cubs Sustainable Toilet Humor

Chicago Cubs New Spring Training Facility

If you were on the Twitters this morning, you probably saw the steady stream of toilet humor from Cubs fans and beat reporters alike.  This is because the Chicago Cubs have partnered with Sloan Valve Company as a new legacy sponsor:   Welcome to Sloan Valve Company as our official Continue reading Cubs Sustainable Toilet Humor

Maybe we could use a Beach(y) trip

(AP Photo, Paul Sancya)

Once upon a time, I had an idea for the Chicago Cubs’ roster.  Since the Cubs were known to desire, among other things, another starting pitcher, I wondered where they might find some bargains. Over the past few weeks, we’ve seen the names get snatched up, as the Padres grabbed Continue reading Maybe we could use a Beach(y) trip

The Corner of Addison & Chuck Norris


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

Cubs Broadcasting Rights Finalized (UPDATE: WGN deal official)


Ever since the Chicago Cubs opted out of their broadcasting contract with WGN Television, and WGN Radio opted out of their contract with the Cubs, there was a question as to where exactly fans would be able to catch their beloved team in the upcoming season. With the team quickly Continue reading Cubs Broadcasting Rights Finalized (UPDATE: WGN deal official)

That’s Enough, Mr. Bryant!

Any excuse to use this picture... #dreamy

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!

The Cubs and Ben Zobrist


Going back to his days with the Tampa Bay Rays, Joe Maddon has always had a fond affection for one of his players, Ben Zobrist. Maddon used him to play all over the field. He was as useful and valuable as any player could possibly be with a team due Continue reading The Cubs and Ben Zobrist

All Hail King…Pelix?


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?