The Cubs Payroll Numbers, I Think

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It’s been a while since we’ve had any major news, but late Friday night, we heard from various sources that the Chicago Cubs and Jake Arrieta had settled on a contract prior to their arbitration hearing.  This is a good thing, and although many Cubs fans had hoped for an Continue reading The Cubs Payroll Numbers, I Think

The Best Cubs Convention, So Far

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I personally haven’t been to the Cubs Convention since 2012, when it was still being held at the Hilton and the Chicago Cubs were still very bad at baseball.  We pretty much learned this weekend, straight from Theo Epstein’s mouth, that that was by design, just as he intimated all Continue reading The Best Cubs Convention, So Far

Deflecting Attention

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You can make fun of the Chicago Cubs in a near-infinite number of ways, and while most of the jokes center around a goat or the fact that the team hasn’t tasted victory champagne in over a century, we can always find new things to mock.  For example:   Is Continue reading Deflecting Attention

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 almost anything else connected to the Cubs, as he is Continue reading The Curious Case of Crane Kenney

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 Hotel and Towers this weekend.  Not much new information was Continue reading Winds of Change, Uncertainty Blow Around 2014 Cubs Convention

Things to do, people to see

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Seems that Cubs fans are freaking out a bit as the Cubs haven’t actually done much other than hire a bunch of new guys.  Where are all the free agent signings?  Who’s going to be on the coaching staff?  Will Ronnie Woo-Woo take a shower?  Never mind the fact that Continue reading Things to do, people to see