Baseball Weird: Ten Years Later, Cubs changed forever

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Some explanation of baseball weird can be found here. Mark Prior was naïve in 2003, he says now, to the complexities he and his teammates changed the city’s frustrations heaped upon those who wore the same uniform. The Bartman ball, Continue reading

Baseball is Boring


Yesterday was a classic pitchers’ duel that almost resulted in the first league championship series no-hitter in MLB history.  Tonight turned from absolute dominance by Max Scherzer into an epic comeback for the ages as Boston tied Detroit going back Continue reading

Baseball takes too damned long


Looking at today’s games, the contest between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the St. Louis Cardinals took about 2:40, while the nightcap between the Detroit Tigers and the Boston Red Sox took nearly four hours to complete (3:56).  It seems Continue reading

On Carlos Beltran and a Love For Baseball


Last night, we were treated to the Carlos Beltran Show.  You may still be a bit pissed off about the “non-tag” at home plate when Beltran threw a strike to home plate and Yadier Molina sort of just sat there Continue reading

Dreamcast 31 – Hey Sveum got fired!


MUSIC BY: Lath and Plaster and DJ Krav Twitter: @IanMiller ALSO @ProductiveOuts EMAILZ: iTunes Twitterz: @WSDreaming_Cubs @CubicSnarkonia @MRubio52 INTRO EMAILZ Cubs TV? Dale Sveum, FIRED Brad Ausmus? Joe Girardi? Manny Acta? Playoffs!?!?!?!?!!? BAI

WHY Dale Sveum is no longer our Manager for 2014 as expected?


In the beginning of the 2013 Cubs season it seemed like Dale Sveum lacked the fire and ispirational style a manager that would benefit young athletes. At times I thought he would stick with starters too long, before going to Continue reading

Future Alert: Three Cubs on BA’s Top 20 MWL Prospects List


While everyone awaits word on Dale Sveum‘s managerial future (update: he doesn’t have one with the Cubs), Baseball America has released its top twenty prospects list for the single-A Midwest League.  Three Cubs are featured on the list, bringing the Continue reading

In the Wake of Dale Sveum’s Dismissal, Cubs Name Zombie Earl Weaver New Manager

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Just now, the Chicago Cubs announced that they had dismissed Dale Sveum as manager after two very disappointing seasons on the North Side.  Despite being well-liked and not really all that terrible, Sveum was unable to help youngsters like Starlin Continue reading

The Empty Feeling At the End


The Cubs just lost, which means the Cardinals will be guaranteed home-field advantage through the National League portion of the playoffs.  The good news?  The Cubs kept their no-hitter destruction streak alive.  They didn’t score in every single game (including Continue reading

Can’t Sneak In

Avoiding Holliday, now that's a challenge.

I was just looking at this after the Dodgers lost to the Rockies to finish tonight’s slate of games.  It seems that in 2013, every team that makes the playoffs from either league will need at least 90 wins to Continue reading