After Dexter Fowler officially left the Cubs for the St. Louis Cardinals, the question about who would replace him at the top of the line-up needed a definite answer. And while looking back at before the 2016 offered some insight, there was no obvious mark on the roster. Before Fowler Continue reading Long At Bats are Killing Kyle Schwarber
A fleeting statement from Peter Gammons quickly spread like wildfire across the internet and most of Chicago Cubs Twitter and other social media… That would be former and potentially repeat MVP Bryce Harper, he of the Washington Nationals and perennial All-Star appearances, five very solid-to-elite tools, and my goodness can’t Continue reading Pondering Bryce Harper…Future Chicago Cubs All-Star?
A day after volunteering at the Race to Wrigley, and having to wake up at an obscene hour without much time in between to nap, I was eating my older cereal quickly so we could have a shot at digging into the new Championship Edition RizzOs (they’re great!) the wife Continue reading Cubs Slaying Monsters and Narratives
The life of a Chicago Cubs fan is never easy. Some among us always find something to complain about; even in a year when they are the defending World Series Champions. The most brought up question is questioning Joe Maddon’s decision to bat Kyle Schwarber as the leadoff hitter. In Continue reading Why is Kyle Schwarber Leading Off? It’s Not Hard to Understand!
In this week’s episode of the Dreamcast, we just shoot the breeze as we establish the following… We need a more consistent format, and y’all need to fire in some e-mails and questions and stuff… Lamenting the layoffs at ESPN, including some great baseball writers… Cubs game play and how Continue reading Dreamcast 6: Hitting Our Groove
Howdy folks! In this episode of the Dreamcast, because both Anno and Rice had been up since before the sun came up, we got a bit tired, but we did get some e-mails and gave away a bobblehead again. We talked a bit about the Chicago Cubs’ slow start, and Continue reading Dreamcast 5: The Season is Saved
Hello there, Cubs fans! Since the last episode of the Dreamcast, the defending World Series champions have played a week-plus of games that count. Here’s what we talked about this time: Thanks to Rich for the Dreamcast’s theme song (see below) & Randall for the radio clip, need to remember Continue reading Dreamcast 3: There’s No Place Like Home
As I toil away at school before spring break, it occurs to me that a subset of Chicago Cubs fans were riding and dying with every pitch of every inning…three games into the season. Well, now that the Cubs have taken the season-opening series from the rival St. Louis Cardinals, Continue reading The Cubs Are in First Place With 159 Games to Go
With Javier Baez still hanging out with Team Puerto Rico in the World Baseball Classic (and doing quite well, mind you), the Chicago Cubs rolled out a modified Sunday lineup that looked very much like what they could use on Opening Day: We're a few miles down the road today Continue reading Cubs Practice: The Grinder (VIDEOS)
One day after Jon Lester had his Cactus League debut, fellow ace-type pitcher Jake Arrieta made his debut on his birthday. This is all part of the plan to delay the debut of the major players in the Chicago Cubs rotation, saving their bullets for the games that matter in Continue reading Cubs Practice: The Return of (Good) Jason Heyward? (VIDEOS)