Ode to a Cubs Legend

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I suppose in many ways, the logical side of me knew that, when he announced that the cancer had returned, and then I saw that he hadn’t really written anything in almost two months, John Arguello’s days were numbered.  Having studied biology (in particular cancer biology) most of my professional Continue reading Ode to a Cubs Legend

The Return of UmpShow

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A funny thing happened in Tuesday’s Cubs game… You don’t need technology to know that pitch was way inside, and umpire Lance Barksdale wasn’t exactly positioned properly to call that pitch regardless.  We did talk a bit about the fallibility of both umpires and technology on the Dreamcast, but here Continue reading The Return of UmpShow

Ready for the Crosstown Cup?

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Well, well, well…not to get too far ahead of ourselves, but after an 8-1 run to start the second half, the Chicago Cubs are where we thought they’d be: The @Cubs are 5 games over .500 for 1st time this season, move into 1st-place tie with Brewers (trailed by 5 Continue reading Ready for the Crosstown Cup?

The Cubs Clubhouse

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There’s not much to do on an off day other than hoping that certain teams keep losing, so this seems like a good opportunity to talk about a rather nebulous topic.  See, I didn’t used to believe in clubhouse chemistry, as I figured that the most talented team would win Continue reading The Cubs Clubhouse

The Adventures of Anthony Rizzo, Fantasy Second Baseman

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On the latest Dreamcast, Anno asked if there was an actual rule that mandated a glove change for when exaggerated shifts occurred.  As far as I could tell from scanning the rules, there are only a few stipulations on gloves that can be used by fielders on defense: The catcher Continue reading The Adventures of Anthony Rizzo, Fantasy Second Baseman

Reading is Fundamental!

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In many ways, I suppose we learned a lot from yesterday’s “Morongate” scandal on the World Series Dreaming community boards.  Flat out starting the headline with “Joe Maddon is a Moron” was probably not the nicest thing to do, but I set out to perform a bit of a social Continue reading Reading is Fundamental!

Pressing On

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Saturday’s game was a bit of a letdown, and for the first time in a while, I actually had to turn off the Chicago Cubs as they just could not get it going in Southern California. Instead, I spent about an hour washing dishes.  It was kind of therapeutic, as Continue reading Pressing On

The Unsung Hero

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The Cubs got their asses kicked on Saturday night, and yeah, they have other things to worry about, but how about this: Your browser does not support iframes. Just the previous half-inning, Miguel Montero had come in to make things a bit more interesting and burn another Yankees pitcher with Continue reading The Unsung Hero

Cubs Slaying Monsters and Narratives

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A day after volunteering at the Race to Wrigley, and having to wake up at an obscene hour without much time in between to nap, I was eating my older cereal quickly so we could have a shot at digging into the new Championship Edition RizzOs (they’re great!) the wife Continue reading Cubs Slaying Monsters and Narratives

The Cubs Home Opener…How Do We Feel?

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The shortest offseason in Chicago Cubs history meant that we didn’t have to wait quite as long to see the first home game of the new season.  It did, however, mean that the construction crews had to fast-track their work to prepare Wrigley Field and the surrounding area for fans Continue reading The Cubs Home Opener…How Do We Feel?