And so, the night after the unthinkable happened, it has come to this… The Cubs are going home for the winter. With an optimist’s point of view, maybe it was best to give the players an extended rest after three consecutive seasons of deep playoff runs and an atrocious end-of-year Continue reading A Renewed Sense of Urgency
In October 2016, shortly after Rob Manfred took power, a juggernaut class baseball organization emerged on the coast of the Great Lakes. It then fell behind in a playoff series, apparently suffering from a 3-1 deficit. Unconfirmed reports indicate that the series was rescued. But according to repeated statements by Continue reading The Hunt for Blue October
As the Cubs and Brewers find themselves tied for the NL Central lead with just one game to go, we think about all the “what ifs” throughout the season that could have avoided this scenario. It’s easy to blame this on a collapse of sorts, since all the Cubs had Continue reading What If?
Look at that… The infield with the game winning selfie on #CubsSocial Media Night. @cubs up a game with three to play! #EverybodyIn #EveryBoteIn #elmago @javy23baez @DavidBote13 @benzobrist18 @ARizzo44 @BleacherNation @realcubsinsider pic.twitter.com/rVxUArEQV9 — MBDChicago (@MBDChicago) September 28, 2018 With their win on Thursday night, the Chicago Cubs now have played Continue reading Win and They’re In
For as long as “pace of play” has permeated our baseball lexicon, there have been articles and jokes written about the subject and how Major League Baseball might not be focusing on the right factors in improving the fan experience. After all, it is the baseball fan who buys all Continue reading The State of Baseball Address
Well well…remember what I said before the Cubs went off to Arizona? Right now, there is a 2.5 game NL Central lead with a magic number of 11. Just get to Thursday without anyone else getting hurt and with at least that lead intact, and I believe the Cubs are Continue reading The Final Stretch
I realize that everything is terrible these days (whether we’re talking about the Chicago Cubs or real life), but I think the fact that the Cubs are still projected to make the playoffs is good news. I doubt the odds have changed much since the Sunday loss (they did win Continue reading That Elusive Off Day
Since the Cubs won their getaway game against the Milwaukee Brewers and have a four-game cushion in the NL Central before heading to Washington to battle the slightly torn down but still not that bad Nationals, I thought I’d update from the previous blog and check on the outlook as Continue reading The Remains of the Season
The job hunt is going along, but I sure would enjoy having a few more interviews and maybe even an offer or two. Anyway, life is no excuse for not updating this blog, so I thought I would at least talk about the odds… As of today (Tuesday 9/4), the Continue reading Never Tell Me the Odds!
The Cubs, just like all of MLB, took advantage of the changing of the calendar and roster rules: The #Cubs today announced the following roster moves: INFs Kris Bryant & Addison Russell activated from 10-day DLRHP James Norwood recalled from @IowaCubsOF Terrance Gore and C Taylor Davis selected from Triple-ARHP Continue reading Welcome to September