Quick Thoughts

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Every so often, even powerful juggernaut type teams will sputter.  I guess the best news for today’s game is that the Chicago Cubs fought back, generally played well except for a bad hiccup in one inning, and had a chance to win in their last at-bat if not for a Continue reading Quick Thoughts

Promotional Items: A Random Reason to Go to Cubs Games

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It’s no secret that the Cubs have had trouble filling Wrigley Field consistently.  The attendance regularly sits above 25000 or so and every now and then you’ll here them announce paid attendance of 30000+, but then you look on TV and it’s a sea of green as the stands are Continue reading Promotional Items: A Random Reason to Go to Cubs Games

Ivy Rambles

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“People ask me what I do in winter when there’s no baseball. I’ll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for Spring.” –Rogers Hornsby This is the time when I really start to miss baseball and the weather in Chicago doesn’t really help because Winter Continue reading Ivy Rambles

How long could you last as a pitcher?

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This stems from a random Twitter train of thought, but let’s think about pitching for a moment. A pitcher’s job is to get outs.  The most effective way to ensure an out is to get a strikeout.  The most efficient way to get an out is to get a guy Continue reading How long could you last as a pitcher?

A Eulogy for the NL

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I wrote this nearly a year ago for the start of the past baseball season, but it seems to have sprouted up as a hot topic with year long interleague play beginning this coming season.  I figured I would post this since it seems to be relevant again. The National Continue reading A Eulogy for the NL