An Ode to James Russell, LOOGY Extraordinaire

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Frustrated Fan on Twitter had a funny tweet thought last night during the mini-marathon in Arizona: Or maybe that should be LOOGY-OOGY-OOGY like you just can’t LOOGY no more. #Cubs — The Frustrated Fan (@Frustrated_Fan) July 25, 2013 I thought that was brilliant given how we at WSD thought that Continue reading An Ode to James Russell, LOOGY Extraordinaire

Brett Jackson Is Missing!

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First, the news to set up:   So, I think that debate is done. The point: Brett Jackson isn’t with Iowa and isn’t on the roster given to real reporters covering the team. — Tommy Birch (@TommyBirch) July 13, 2013 Tommy Birch is pretty much the Iowa Cubs’ beat reporter Continue reading Brett Jackson Is Missing!

Our Closer’s Turning Japanese, I Really Think So

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Here’s some bit of good or maybe not-so-good news, depending on how you think of things:   Fuji closing now. He’s a little surprised it came this quick : “Came here as a set up man”. — Jesse Rogers (@ESPNChiCubs) April 7, 2013   Here’s a recap of what happened Continue reading Our Closer’s Turning Japanese, I Really Think So

A Cubs story in pictures: The PokeCubs

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*taps the mic* Hello, this thing on? Yes? Ok cool. Hi. I’m known as The New Guy around these parts. I do weird stuff for the most part, and when I have time I go into the analytic side of baseball. It’s fun. But today, I’m going to get weird. We’re Continue reading A Cubs story in pictures: The PokeCubs

Choose Your Own Cubs Adventure 3: To Catch a Fly Ball

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We have a bit of a lull in the sports calendar before the Cubs report to spring training in February.  Since that means we’re bored by default, it also means that we need to let out our frustrations with some random creativity in the form of thinly-disguised snark.  The Choose Continue reading Choose Your Own Cubs Adventure 3: To Catch a Fly Ball

Cubbies’ Christmas: Jed vs. the NL Central

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It’s Christmas!  Merry holidays to all and good will to Cubs fans everywhere.  Our favorite team has certainly been busy, and for the transactions that have transpired before the holiday, please check out our previous blogs and also feel free to use the internet: As we finish our last-minute shopping, Continue reading Cubbies’ Christmas: Jed vs. the NL Central

Merry Christmas From Edwin the Travelin’ Pitcher

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Pending a physical (assuming they get this sucker done before Christmas), Edwin Jackson will be joining the Cubs on a four year deal worth $52MM.  Since he’s consistently durable, I don’t have any reason to believe he would fail this physical.  Edwin will be joining a new buddy, Carlos Villanueva, Continue reading Merry Christmas From Edwin the Travelin’ Pitcher

Finding the Cubs Helpful Spirit Guides

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The offseason can be a cold and dark place sometimes. The Cubs aren’t likely to bid for any FA’s of note anymore as we enter year 2 of the grand rebuilding project that TheoCo has imagined for a franchise in desperate need of it. We are also, in all likelihood looking Continue reading Finding the Cubs Helpful Spirit Guides

I Shot the Manager, Said the Brewers’ Two-Time MVP

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The amusing-after-the-fact Winter Meetings story of the day comes from Cubs manager Dale Sveum, who was hunting with former Brewers teammate and Hall of Famer Robin Yount before coming to Nashville.  Turns out Yount has an itchy trigger finger and shot Sveum in the back with some bird shot.  It Continue reading I Shot the Manager, Said the Brewers’ Two-Time MVP

Farewell, Houston Astros

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Oh, you poor hapless Houston Astros.  Unfortunately for the Cubs, after the season-closing series against their long-time rivals at Wrigley, the Astros will move to the American League.  Instead of playing them 19 times next season as with all other division opponents, the Cubs will only host the Astros for Continue reading Farewell, Houston Astros