Hot Sports Take, Countdown to Spring Training: #19

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We continue our countdown of the 20 Hottest MLB players today. Here is today’s pick: #19 – Andrew McCutchen #22|CF|Pittsburgh Pirates Born : October 10, 1986 (27) Birthplace: Fort Meade, FL Height: 5’10” Weight: 190lbs Bats: R Throws: R MLB Continue reading

Hot Sports Take, Count Down Edition (#20)

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As I type this, the current temperature is -3F so thoughts of warm summer nights full of baseball are just that, thoughts. So to warm us up and make the time go by a lot faster I decided to round Continue reading

The Curious Case of Crane Kenney

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One of the people in the Chicago Cubs organization that might be the most maddening to their fans might be the Cubs President of Business Operations Crane Kenney. By simply mentioning his name, you can generate more emotion from fans than Continue reading

Losing On Tanaka a Blessing in Disguise

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After a couple of days of Masahiro Tanaka hangover, it seems like as good a time as ever to say it: we’re probably better off without him.  Maybe it was a stroke of good luck for the Cubs to not Continue reading

Jeff Samardzija and the Cubs Double Talk

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No one associated with the Chicago Cubs  was watching the Masahiro Tanaka derby closer than Jeff Samardzija, outside of maybe the front office. After Theo Epstein, Jed Hoyer and Tom Ricketts, Samardzija was paying close attention to whether or not Continue reading

Periodic Season Ticket Waiting List Check

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While scouring the internet today and chatting amongst friends, I decided to hop on Cubs.com to check out where I was on the season ticket waiting list.  When I first signed up a couple years ago on a whim, I Continue reading

NORAD Tanaka Tracker

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We’re still on track with our optimistic Masahiro Tanaka timeline.  There are so many Twitter rumors out there that nobody knows what’s going on at this point, though we’re all agreeing on a few things: Tanaka has to sign a Continue reading

Dreamcast 35: The Long-Awaited OH-MAN Edition

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Welcome back to the Dreamcast!  This is the 35th edition, which we name for former Cub Will Ohman, LOOGY extraordinaire, who wore the number 35 during the 2000 and 2001 seasons. This is a short podcast to introduce to you Continue reading

Winds of Change, Uncertainty Blow Around 2014 Cubs Convention

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This year’s annual opportunity for adult fans to complain ask questions to the team’s leadership and for children to get autographs, pictures, and souvenirs from their favorite Cubs players (past, present and future), was held in Chicago at the Sheraton Continue reading

The Irrationally Optimistic Tanaka Timeline (Updated)

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Let’s start with what we know so far… From earlier today, we know that Bruce Levine said the Cubs were considered the front-runners for the Masahiro Tanaka sweepstakes.  We also know that at least four other teams, which include the Continue reading