If we are overreacting over small samples, the Cubs are on pace for 91 wins


The Chicago Cubs are now 9-7, having just defeated the Cincinnati Reds in the series opener at the Great American Ballpark.  They were also wearing some weird-looking throwback uniforms.  I mean, they look okay, but the piping and the wonky Continue reading

Bryant Day, Take Two…

(AP Photo: Paul Beaty)

I had a pretty good day.  Our school got to play at the Les Miller Field at Curtis Granderson Stadium, which was donated by the University of Illinois at Chicago player of the same name.  It was good because the Continue reading

Shoutout to the Cubs Graphics Folks


The Chicago Cubs and its affiliates have really upped their social media game this year as the game on the field has improved as well.  Check out the Myrtle Beach Pelicans’ lineup card:   Last chance to come watch the Continue reading

World Series Dreaming Contest: Predict Kris Bryant Day!


Anno has a random Cubs catcher chest protector backpack lying around and wants to give it away.  It’s pretty nice: It’s kind of appropriate too since, for the time being, the Chicago Cubs are still carrying three catchers, all of Continue reading

Good Sunday

(AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

It was a good day.  I got to go to the Museum of Science and Industry and play with robots with my son.  We got some weird goo stuff to play with.  Then we watched the Cubs win because this happened. Continue reading

The Grudge Match Between Theo Epstein and Clark the Cub

Via the South Bend Cubs.

I don’t think Chicago Cubs President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein ever played professional baseball.  I know general manager Jed Hoyer played at some point in college, but as far as I could tell Theo was just a front office Continue reading

Quantum Leap: The Kris Bryant Chronicles (A Cubs Story in Pictures)

Quantum Leap: Cubs Edition

I have no idea who started this going, but Cubs Twitter started talking about Quantum Leap the other night.  As you may know, Quantum Leap was a very good science fiction television program some 20+ years ago starring Scott Bakula, Continue reading

The Ongoing Adventures of Not-Kris Bryant: The Ballad of Mike Olt

Mike Olt

Maybe it was because they had to stand in line for hours to finally pee on a wall, but Chicago Cubs fans weren’t too happy with the result of the first game of the season.  As I wrote in that Continue reading

Kris Bryant would have prevented all these Cubs hot takes 1/162nd into the season

Photo by Dylan Heuer

At some point tonight, as the Chicago Cubs opened the season against the St. Louis Cardinals, you knew that hot takes were going to erupt like liquid hot magma spewing from a gaping hole in the earth.  I turned the Continue reading

The One Where the Rooftops Pretty Much Gave Up (UPDATE)


I was busy trying to catch up with my TV viewing this week, plus family time, plus baseball, plus teaching…you know, life stuff…so we only did snippets of the story where a federal judge denied the rooftops’ request for a Continue reading