Road to Opening Day: #35

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The Cubs will play an intrasquad exhibition game on Wednesday just before they open the Cactus League season against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday.  We’re ever so much closer to Opening Day, so keep up with our countdown lineup. The 1935 World Series The Detroit Tigers were one of the Continue reading Road to Opening Day: #35

Hot Sports Take: Countdown to Spring Training #17

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We continue our countdown of the 20 Hottest MLB players and here is today’s pick: #17 – Justin Verlander #35 | P | Detroit Tigers Born: February 20, 1983 (30) Birthplace: Manakin-Sabot, VA Height: 6’5″ Weight: 225lbs. Bats: R Throws: R College: Old Dominion University MLB Debut: July 4, 2005 Continue reading Hot Sports Take: Countdown to Spring Training #17

Brad Ausmus goes to Detroit, thus signaling the end of the world

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Tonight, we got some disappointing news:   Say it with me now… FUCK! I wanted him here. RT @Ken_Rosenthal: Source: #Tigers to hire Ausmus as manager. First reported @AdamSpolane. — WorldSeriesDreaming (@WSDreaming_Cubs) November 3, 2013   It seems Brad Ausmus decided that he’d rather go to a ready-made team than Continue reading Brad Ausmus goes to Detroit, thus signaling the end of the world

World Series Preview Thoughts

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The Boston Red Sox just won the American League pennant, defeating the Detroit Tigers, and will host the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday.  I don’t even remember the last time the two best teams in baseball faced each other in the Fall Classic, but I’m sure someone can Google it. Continue reading World Series Preview Thoughts

Baseball is Boring

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Yesterday was a classic pitchers’ duel that almost resulted in the first league championship series no-hitter in MLB history.  Tonight turned from absolute dominance by Max Scherzer into an epic comeback for the ages as Boston tied Detroit going back to the Motor City for Game 3 come Tuesday.  Baseball Continue reading Baseball is Boring

Baseball takes too damned long

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Looking at today’s games, the contest between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the St. Louis Cardinals took about 2:40, while the nightcap between the Detroit Tigers and the Boston Red Sox took nearly four hours to complete (3:56).  It seems the Twitterverse was awash with plenty of complaints about how Continue reading Baseball takes too damned long

Can’t Sneak In

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I was just looking at this after the Dodgers lost to the Rockies to finish tonight’s slate of games.  It seems that in 2013, every team that makes the playoffs from either league will need at least 90 wins to qualify.  In the NL, the low-water mark is the Cincinnati Continue reading Can’t Sneak In

Playoff Chaos

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As you know, the Cubs weren’t able to do any trolling today, losing to the rival St. Louis Cardinals.  Starlin Castro had a pretty good game, though.  That was nice. The unfortunate thing about being the Cubs this late in the season is this:   Cubs have observed a lot Continue reading Playoff Chaos

My Life As A Cubs Fan

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I was born in December 1965 at Skokie Valley Hospital and raised primarily in the suburbs of Hoffman Estates and Schaumburg. My father, of course, was a Cubs fan and of course I grew up a Cubs fan as well. I do not remember too much from my youngest days; Continue reading My Life As A Cubs Fan

Never read the comments

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Rule #1 of the Internet states that one should never read the comments of any internet blog. They are usually devoid of any relevant information, insight, or intelligence. Usually commenters have not read the piece and are just spouting nonsense. Naturally when Bruce Levine wrote a piece on ESPN about Continue reading Never read the comments