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 all, today is the first day of free agency.  There Continue reading Joe Maddon Will Not Cure What Ails the Cubs

John Travolta Makes Up Names for the Cubs

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Last night at the Oscars, John Travolta decided to call Idina Menzel “Adele Dazeem” for reasons only known to him and Xenu.  This is wonderful for us because now we have a Travolta name generator! This has a lot of potential to be even better than the Mike Quade nicknames. Continue reading John Travolta Makes Up Names for the Cubs

Road to Opening Day: #41

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Pitchers and catchers have reported, and now everyone else will report today with the first full squad workout tomorrow.  You can follow our countdown to Opening Day in Pittsburgh here. Managers Come and Managers Go… The Cubs have had more managers in their history than I care to keep track Continue reading Road to Opening Day: #41

One Third Into The Theo Era

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I have been struggling with what I would like to say about how things are going this year however, everyone pretty much is able to already determine how the season is going. We are just over one-third into the Theo Era with the Cubs and 2012 is probably already finished Continue reading One Third Into The Theo Era

Cubs Trade Colvin, LeMahieu and Get Back Stewart and Weathers

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Last night, the Chicago Cubs and the Colorado Rockies completed the long rumored trade that would send Tyler Colvin packing and bring Ian Stewart back to the north side of Chicago. While this trade has upset several Cub fans who still believed in the young Colvin, the deal makes a Continue reading Cubs Trade Colvin, LeMahieu and Get Back Stewart and Weathers

On Managers…

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There has been much in the way of news as the Cubs fired Mike Quade and eliminated various candidates, including Ryne Sandberg, from their short list of names.  In the meantime, they’ve reached out to other guys like Dale Sveum (I know who he is, but you don’t, but that’s Continue reading On Managers…

Mike Quade Fired, Ryne Sandberg Eliminated

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Well, hasn’t this been an interesting day? A few hours ago I wrote a nice little blog pumping up the candidacy of Ryne Sandberg to be the new manager of the Chicago Cubs if and when Mike Quade was fired from the job. Interestingly enough, shortly after I posted that Continue reading Mike Quade Fired, Ryne Sandberg Eliminated