So… Ricketts & Co Have Done Nothing?

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These past few days we have had some interesting conversations with some of our fellow Chicago Cubs fans. Oddly enough everything revolved around their buying Clayton Richard to fill in as their fifth starter until they could actually (possibly) find a better Continue reading

Happy Independence Day

Grand celebration!

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Today, the day of our nation’s birth, I went with family to Mission San Juan Bautista here in California to learn about history and stuff.  Since we’re talking about history, this is also the day (almost to the hour now) Continue reading

A Cubs Milestone That May Have Escaped Us

Matt Szczur with the eventual game-winner!

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And lo, on this final day of June, 2015, the Chicago Cubs earned their 40th victory of the season.  And we rejoiced, for our favorite team had been mired in a slump and had gotten schooled by the best team Continue reading

Intense Series Bring Out the Overreactors

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I love sports (breaking news, I know), I love baseball, and I love baseball fans. Sports fans are passionate beyond just about any other group of people in the world. When they are upset, they will let you know in Continue reading

Joe Maddon, Jon Lester, #UmpShow, and some Cubs Notes during Rice Cube’s Road Trip

Another #UmpShow, but this ended okay, I guess.

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After a day in Wyoming that I’d rather not have spent (it’s pretty, though, just mostly desolate wasteland–slight embellishment) and a couple more in Salt Lake City past what we’d originally planned, the RiceMobile finally got over its altitude sickness Continue reading

Something Something Starlin Castro

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Remember last night when Chicago Cubs fans were livid because Starlin Castro messed up early on in an eventual blowout (or, pretty much whenever he screws up even when he does something good earlier or later)?  Well, the fun thing Continue reading

Tsuyoshi Wada: Certified Badass

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Perhaps lost in tonight’s victory highlights was Chicago Cubs pitcher Tsuyoshi Wada‘s bullpen-saving performance against the Cleveland Indians.  Wada ate up seven mostly drama-free innings, throwing only 107 pitches, 69 for strikes (nice) and buoyed by the Cubs offense to keep Continue reading

Starlin Castro Temporarily Shuts Down the Narrative

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The Chicago Cubs did not win today.  Against Johnny Cueto, who is a huge trade target this summer, you kind of expected that to be the case, especially with Jason Hammel struggling.  But this was the reason why the Cubs Continue reading

Establishing Ground Rules For Homer Trots (or some BS)

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Hey guys, remember last night when Starlin Castro gave the Chicago Cubs an insurance run by blasting a no-doubt homer?  Yeah, that was cool. Unfortunately, some fans didn’t think it was cool.  In fact, some rival broadcasters apparently took time Continue reading

Tradition is Just Stuff You’re Used To

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I was used to Wrigley Field not having video replay boards. I was used to a game schedule with many more day games than night games. I was used to the fact that the National League doesn’t have a designated Continue reading