BBWAA Elects Roughly Half of What it Should Have to Hall of Fame

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Today, it was announced that the BBWAA elected Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz, and Craig Biggio to the Hall of Fame.  No problem.  They are all very deserving of enshrinement.  It is the self-congratulatory sanctimony of the writers that makes this day less joyous than it should be. The Continue reading BBWAA Elects Roughly Half of What it Should Have to Hall of Fame

Ryan Theriot Should Probably Just Stop Talking

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Ryan Theriot, was once a beloved figure around Wrigleyville. With his hustle and grit, he was instantly a fan favorite; especially with the ladies. Even after he left the Cubs organization, and traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers, he still had his legions of fans. Then he signed as a Continue reading Ryan Theriot Should Probably Just Stop Talking

Road to Opening Day: #2

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First things first…the big news out of Los Angeles of Anaheim re: Mike Trout:   Confirmed: #Angels, Trout in agreement on six-year deal for more than $140M. First reported: @Alden_Gonzalez — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) March 29, 2014   trout deal with angels is agreed at $144.5M — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) Continue reading Road to Opening Day: #2

Goodnight, Sweet Prince

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The sad news about a former Cubs legend:   Ryan Theriot is officially retired. Last played in majors in 2012 after 8 MLB seasons. Leaves with .281 batting average in 899 games. — Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) January 6, 2014   34-year old Theriot had “plenty of offers” to keep playing, Continue reading Goodnight, Sweet Prince

Mark DeRosa Retires From Baseball…. to Be Cubs New Radio Voice? (UPDATE: Nope)

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Today, former Chicago Cub Mark DeRosa announced his retirement from baseball. In his 16 year career, DeRosa spent time playing for eight different teams, most recently with the Toronto Blue Jays. His best years in his career came when he spent two seasons with the Cubs in 2007 and 2008, Continue reading Mark DeRosa Retires From Baseball…. to Be Cubs New Radio Voice? (UPDATE: Nope)

An interview with an MLB Cave Dweller contestant, Katie Cernek

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In a small town in southern Wisconsin, where the cattle outnumber the human population, a young woman is waiting to see if her life is about to change in a BIG way.  21 year old Katie Cernek is willing to trade in the summer evenings full of crickets singing their Continue reading An interview with an MLB Cave Dweller contestant, Katie Cernek

Mike Trout, A Player That Dreams Are Made Of

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Sticking with our theme of the day, I must come clean. I love baseball, I love watching baseball, and I enjoy watching players who are not members of my favorite team. But there is one player in particular who gives me the chills every time I see him play. The Continue reading Mike Trout, A Player That Dreams Are Made Of

My favorite offesason signing so far….

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In April of 2005, many Cub fans will remember that night game in St. Louis when we all knew, even in April, that it was going to be a VERY VERY long season.  

Ode to Ryan Theriot

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As you know, former Cubs legend and recently crowned World Series champion Ryan Theriot was non-tendered by the Cardinals last month.  It shouldn’t be that hard for a former Cubs legend of grit and scrappiness to get a job.