Joe Maddon Will Not Cure What Ails the Cubs

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Removing ourselves from the pep rally press conference introducing Joe Maddon as the new manager of the Cubs by a day, one thing remains true about this team…they’re not ready to compete as constructed. That shouldn’t be an insane statement.  After Continue reading

Dreamcast 45: The Offseason Cometh

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It’s been FOREVER since we’ve done one of these, and since it’s #45, we’ll dedicate it to Sean Marshall, the former Cubs legend, who got us a useful though flawed piece in Travis Wood and who we hope will bounce Continue reading

I’ve Got Your Number On the Wall

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Watching some football right now, and here’s Chris Kamka doing his thing as usual:   The #Cubs have never employed a lineup that starts with 8675309 (with 0 as DH). The closest might be Mike Quade‘s 6/20/11 lineup (9675302) — Continue reading

Joe Maddon: Your NEW Cubs Manager (Announcement Monday)

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We saw this coming as a legitimate possibility since last week Friday when Joe Maddon officially resigned as Tampa Bay Rays manager. Many smart people around the game quickly connect the Chicago Cubs to Maddon, citing they would be a Continue reading

Is the Cubs hiring of Maddon Unethical? No

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Okay, I need to get something off my chest. I am a little upset with the reaction of Bob Nightengale who called the Chicago Cubs unethical for firing Rick Renteria to hire Joe Maddon after only one season. If he Continue reading

Ricketts’ Wrecking Ball

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I admit that this is a bit of a stretch. Wait, no it’s not. Tom Ricketts and the Chicago Cubs are literally tearing Wrigley Field apart and while they’re not using real wrecking balls (they do have to protect the Continue reading

Rebuilding…Literally

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Look at this picture.  What emotions are going through your mind right now? Here’s another picture: You can check out our Facebook page’s thread here, but the gist of it is that the Chicago Cubs were dead serious about getting Continue reading

Wrigley Field is naked and mooning the neighbors

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Well, they’re doing it!  With Saturday’s “groundbreaking” on the horizon, check out these pictures from The Wrigley Blog:   Brick Wall Down #WrigleyRenovation pic.twitter.com/dc0rp7ZKHo — Wrigley Blog (@WrigleyBlog) October 9, 2014 Wrigley Field down Waveland Ave. #brickless pic.twitter.com/mEPaTnKcn2 — Wrigley Continue reading

2014 Cubs finish 73-89

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By virtue of their victory over the Milwaukee Brewers in the season finale, the Chicago Cubs have finished with a record of 73-89.  They played about two games better than their Pythagorean expected record, scoring 614 runs while giving up Continue reading

Progress, 2014 edition

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Just gonna put this out there… First, about Cubs fans (and others) coming out to the park to see a fun-bad team:   33,292 at Wrigley tonight bringing season total to 2,652,113, an increase of 9,431 from last season. — Continue reading