The Cubs’ weekend with Vin Scully


The Chicago Cubs have their only trip to Los Angeles this weekend as they try to stay in control of the National League Wild Card race.  This, of course, means that those of us fortunate enough to have access to Continue reading

Baseball Hall of Fame 2015

Two of the newest Hall of Famers having a blast.

(via @DBacks)

Sunday, July 26, the day that the 2015 Baseball Hall of Fame class was inducted.  This included Dick Enberg winning the Ford C. Frick award for outstanding broadcasting in baseball, and Tom Gage for winning the Spink award for outstanding Continue reading

A Potential Talent Acquisition Loophole (UPDATED)


The Chicago Cubs are playing some very inspired baseball against a tough schedule early in the season, having gone 12-8 in April against legitimate competition and starting off May right with a hard-fought win against the surprisingly terrible Milwaukee Brewers. Continue reading

Why Should We Designate a Hitter?

Photo: Roger C. Hoover)

One of the greatest things about sports is the way rules change as human participants evolve into faster, smarter, and stronger athletes.  While we are all creatures of habit and have an appreciation for tradition and nostalgia, it often ends up Continue reading

The Unwritten Rules Should be Rewritten, or Something Like That


Once upon a time, the Neanderthal was used as a derogatory term to describe people who exhibited “caveman”-like qualities…you know, violent behavior, primitive social interaction, poor judgment, that whole thing.  That seems to be an insult to what evolutionary and Continue reading

The Angels Are the Devil


So by now you know the saga of former Cub-for-about-five-minutes-before-he-was-traded Josh Hamilton, who fessed up to a drug relapse this offseason while also rehabbing an injury.  It remains to be seen whether he will get to rejoin the Los Angeles Continue reading

Let’s Pretend the Cubs Have to Add At the Deadline: Johnny Cueto Edition

Legitimate Ace (Photo: Scott Cunningham, Getty Images)

Okay, let’s start by saying that we have established that the 2015 Chicago Cubs season isn’t actually doomed yet.  Let’s further suggest that because the Cubs are expected to improve and should get reinforcements from the minors, they should be Continue reading

Money and Baseball


By now I’m sure you wished that the myriad articles about Kris Bryant and service time were just a bunch of bad April Fool’s jokes. Alas, such is not the case.  Until he dons the major league Chicago Cubs uniform, Continue reading

Heads-Up Play


Baseball season is back in force and I’m helping to get our student-athletes ready for the short season that commences at the end of this month.  It’s a chore to ask the guys to stand a bit further away from Continue reading

Following the Will Ferrell Experience


As you may have heard, Will Ferrell played the role of RWG for many a team today: Ferrell will be playing in the following games: 12:05 p.m. MT: Mariners at Athletics 1:10 p.m. MT: Cubs at Angels 2:10 p.m. MT: Continue reading