Quick Thoughts


Every so often, even powerful juggernaut type teams will sputter.  I guess the best news for today’s game is that the Chicago Cubs fought back, generally played well except for a bad hiccup in one inning, and had a chance to win in their last at-bat if not for a Continue reading Quick Thoughts

Enjoying the Ride

(AP Photo: Paul Beaty)

On a day when the weather wasn’t at its best, and neither was the Chicago Cubs’ ace, our favorite team still found a way to win, and win big.  Jake Arrieta wasn’t his usual efficient self (can’t no-hit them all the time), walking four guys and throwing way too many Continue reading Enjoying the Ride

The Cubs Broke Pitcher Spirits, and Announcers Too


The Chicago Cubs didn’t follow up Jake Arrieta‘s no-hitter with another no-hitter, but Jon Lester kept the Cincinnati Reds from scoring more than the lone Zack Cozart home run.  In doing so, the Cubs really damaged J.J. Hoover‘s confidence after he already lost his closer’s job, and they also broke Continue reading The Cubs Broke Pitcher Spirits, and Announcers Too

The SchwarBar

Mar 2, 2015; Mesa, AZ, USA; Chicago Cubs catcher Kyle Schwarber poses for a portrait during photo day at the training center at Sloan Park. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago Cubs dropped the series against the Colorado Rockies Sunday afternoon, but life will go on and we will continue enjoying baseball.  Do you know why?  Because this team continues to be fun to watch, continues to be a threat all the way through to the 25th man, and Continue reading The SchwarBar

Want Some RizzOs?


So to set up this story, the wife and I saw yesterday that Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo had this cereal deal going with Jewel-Osco: “We are excited to be the exclusive retailer selling “RizzO’s” Cereal,” Doug Cygan, Jewel-Osco vice president of marketing and merchandising, said in a statement.  Continue reading Want Some RizzOs?

Cubs to Retire Sammy Sosa’s Jersey


The Chicago Cubs announced this morning that they would be retiring the jersey of estranged player Sammy Sosa during the course of the 2016 season. Sosa played for the Cubs from 1992 through the 2004 season and was a part of two memorable teams including the 1998 Wild Card team Continue reading Cubs to Retire Sammy Sosa’s Jersey

Fun With Cubs Photoshop


Jesse was hanging out in Arizona for Spring Training with his family earlier and he also got a few Photoshops in just for laughs.  He said we should share them with the masses (who aren’t following him on Twitter, what’s wrong with you people) so here ya go. I wonder Continue reading Fun With Cubs Photoshop

The Ballad of the Butthurt BFIB


You may recall this offseason that the Chicago Cubs were able to lure two free agents away from their main rival, the St. Louis Cardinals.  First, it was John Lackey early on in the offseason.  Then, the Cubs landed the coup of the offseason as they got Jason Heyward to Continue reading The Ballad of the Butthurt BFIB

Not For Lack of Effort!


Some highlights from today’s practice game loss as I listened to most of the game on the radio… First, some praise for Kyle Schwarber, who had a couple hits including this magic gift: Your browser does not support iframes. He also got a gift of a stolen base. As said Continue reading Not For Lack of Effort!

The Cubs are a Valuable Asset


I’m sure you’ve heard about the beef between the Chicago Cubs and a certain Presidential candidate who is prone to verbal diarrhea: “I have no comment on that,” Epstein said with a grin and a sigh. “I think that speaks for itself, as does our season last year and the Continue reading The Cubs are a Valuable Asset