We have a new Commissioner in MLB!


Today is January 25, and as such, the long (and mostly successful) reign of former Commissioner Bud Selig is over.  He is succeeded by Rob Manfred, who released this statement, which include these excerpts: My top priority is to bring Continue reading

If the Cubs went full SkyMall…


It’s an ungodly hour and before I crash and burn I needed to get this out of my system. On Friday, it was announced that SkyMall, the company that runs the in-flight magazine/catalog full of ridiculous overpriced useless items that Continue reading

Let Ichiro Pitch!


The news just came in that perennial All-Star and should-be Hall of Famer Ichiro Suzuki is set to join the Miami Marlins:   Source: #Marlins indeed closing in on Ichiro, as @craigmish reported. Deal expected to be one year in Continue reading

Fun with the Cubs and Lawyers

Photo: http://www.chicagonow.com/chicago-sports-media-watch/2013/05/wrigley-rooftops-cubs-765/

So as you know from last night, a couple rooftop buildings, specifically the ones that are going to be blocked by the relocated right field big screen (approved by the Landmarks Commission, but whatevs), are suing the Chicago Cubs for Continue reading

The Great Chicago Fire of 20–


In between taking the boy to Cub Scouts and going grocery shopping, I got to check out the Twitters to see what you crazy fans at the Cubs Convention were up to.  Yeah, we know the bleachers won’t be ready Continue reading

Anthony Rizzo says stuff, Internet responds


The Cubs Convention is coming up, and while I’m not going, the bulk of Team WSD will be in attendance from the Opening Ceremonies on.  Set phasers to full meatball, because Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo has dropped a Continue reading

Deflecting Attention

Image: Al Podgorski~Chicago Sun-Times

You can make fun of the Chicago Cubs in a near-infinite number of ways, and while most of the jokes center around a goat or the fact that the team hasn’t tasted victory champagne in over a century, we can Continue reading

The Cubs Oregon Trail


It’s bloody cold today.  It might be bloody cold tomorrow.  As a result of this bloody cold, there is no school Wednesday, and there’s a non-zero chance (although the temperature hovers at zero) that there will be no school Thursday Continue reading

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 Continue reading



2014 was a heck of a year.  I survived my first year of urban Chicago teaching and am well on the way through year two.  The Chicago Cubs are transitioning from rebuild to contention (at least we hope so).  Gas Continue reading