Anything that could help the Cubs is OK with me


By now, many of you have probably read from multiple outlets that at least some owners aren’t too fond of the tanking that many teams seem to be embracing to position themselves better as they rebuild.  It does help that the Chicago Cubs happen to be in one division where Continue reading Anything that could help the Cubs is OK with me

Who Catches For Lester?

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It’s another slow news day/week/whatever, as the Chicago Cubs continue to sit around on their retooled roster and wait for spring training to begin.  That means we will have to wait as well, and in the meantime, there’s a lot of perusing the internet for other blogs and comments. One Continue reading Who Catches For Lester?

Cubs Thoughts As We Near Spring Training


We are about three weeks from the pitchers and catchers reporting for our Chicago Cubs, and I’ve spent way too much time watching the guy on the shoveler digging stuff out of Wrigley Field today.  The ballpark still looks very skeletal and I wonder how they’re going to patch things Continue reading Cubs Thoughts As We Near Spring Training

Questions Regarding the Designated Hitter

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Let’s start by revisiting my previous blog on this subject from last season, when I talked about how the National League style of play isn’t all that fun anymore: The pitcher DOES NOT HIT in most key situations after the fifth or sixth inning because the manager, the pitchers themselves, Continue reading Questions Regarding the Designated Hitter

The Best Cubs Convention, So Far


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

Stuff to ask Tom Ricketts at the Cubs Convention


It’s almost time for one of the most fun Chicago Cubs fan experiences since the team won the 1908 World Series!  That’s right, the Cubs Convention starts on Friday night, and team WSD will be in attendance (some of us hoping that certain radio personalities won’t be) to party, drink, Continue reading Stuff to ask Tom Ricketts at the Cubs Convention

Is Wrigleyville Actually Fun?


We’re a few days from the start of the 2016 Cubs Convention, and I do hope to meet a few of you there since Ivy was nice enough to invite me to go (otherwise I’d probably have just stayed home).  The last time I was associated with anything directly Chicago Continue reading Is Wrigleyville Actually Fun?

Guest Post: Crawly on the Cubs Convention


Note: The following is a guest post from Crawly, a familiar sight to most of you that go to the Cubs Convention.  You can follow Crawly at his Twitter, crawly’s cub kingdom, and probably meet him since he camps out to get the best seats for the Opening Ceremony.  The Continue reading Guest Post: Crawly on the Cubs Convention

Jon Lester just won the Internet

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Everyone knows the story behind the parody Jed Hoyer Twitter account, which only has the one tweet: spanking it — Jed Hoyer (@JedHoyer_) April 14, 2009 That tweet, as you can see from the time stamp, is from the 2009 season, the last season the Boston Red Sox made the Continue reading Jon Lester just won the Internet

Anthony Rizzo’s Swing

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This is mostly an excuse to share three really cool gifs I found (care of @Kazuto_Yamazaki), but I’m sure you’ll pardon me for doing so as we look at the development of Anthony Rizzo‘s dangerous swing: Rizzo 2013 — Dustin Lind (@dustinlind) January 6, 2016 Rizzo 2014 — Continue reading Anthony Rizzo’s Swing