More Fun With Kyle Schwarber, and Thoughts On Base Coaching


The Chicago Cubs avenged some of their more recent losses against the New York Mets with a solid victory Monday night.  It was a very enjoyable game with decent pitching, timely hitting, and good defense.  It’s almost as if the Cubs are good at baseball. In the game, Kyle Schwarber, Continue reading More Fun With Kyle Schwarber, and Thoughts On Base Coaching

Fun Times With Kyle Schwarber

(AP Photo/Paul Beaty)

I think the more favorable news of Sunday’s game is that the Chicago Cubs would win the series against the Texas Rangers, and they would not be no-hit or shut out by Cole Hamels.  Let’s get away from that though, because there are plenty of contests left and the Cubs and Continue reading Fun Times With Kyle Schwarber

Life and Baseball


It goes without saying that ever since the calendar turned to June, Chicago Cubs fans have been a bit antsy because the team simply hasn’t been playing all that well.  I told Ivy not to bother recapping the last week of disappointment because like manager Joe Maddon keeps telling his Continue reading Life and Baseball

Making Fun Out of Nothing At All

(AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Bad games happen, and yeah, for the Chicago Cubs, it’s happened a lot more than we’d like in this recent stretch.  But as the first 81 games are done, the Cubs are still OK record-wise, and will work to address the issues that we’ve observed during their prolonged slump.  Since Continue reading Making Fun Out of Nothing At All

The One-Run Game


It’s no secret that the Chicago Cubs, despite actually being a good team and having a good record, are struggling.  I’ve grown tired of having to talk people off the ledge, so I’m not going to bother much anymore because it’s not worth it.  I mean, it’s not like the Continue reading The One-Run Game

The Month of June

Our view

It’s kind of weird how we always have to talk Cubs fans off the ledge, but here we go again after another tough loss.  This for whatever reason reminds me of the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode entitled “A Matter of Perspective,” in which Commander Riker is accused of Continue reading The Month of June

Care for a Happy Dance?

(AP Photo/John Minchillo)

There were plenty of fun moments in the third game of the Cubs’ sweep against the Cincinnati Reds, but none were as goofy and funny as this rather painful moment for Willson Contreras: Your browser does not support iframes. Usually when a catcher gets hit in the goolies, he just Continue reading Care for a Happy Dance?

Survival of the Strangest (Now With Video!)


I can’t even with this game.  I swear. We’re talking about a game where Jon Lester pitched well enough to win, but gave up a solo homer to Billy Hamilton (not the Hall of Famer), and then Hector Rondon blew a save, and the Chicago Cubs couldn’t buy a hit Continue reading Survival of the Strangest (Now With Video!)

The Baseball Marathon

homer thinking

I’m a bit bored, so I thought I’d just go to Baseball-Reference and check the standings as well as the longest losing streak for every MLB team…bear with me below. AL East: BAL – 4 games (in May) BOS – 3 games (5x) TOR – 5 games NYY – 6 Continue reading The Baseball Marathon

The Cubs’ Bert Campaneris, Revisited


The last time we had this Bert Campaneris poll, Chicago Cubs fans (and whoever else happened upon our neck of the internet) voted overwhelmingly for super-utility guru Javier Baez, who received 56% of the vote.  This is certainly deserved, as Javy has been involved in some of the most spectacular Continue reading The Cubs’ Bert Campaneris, Revisited