Manny Being Manny Comes to Wrigley

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Last season, Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer thought that hiring Manny Ramirez to be a hitting coach for the Iowa Cubs would be a great idea, much to the chagrin to some fans of the Chicago Cubs. They did not Continue reading

Universally beloved and embraced…oh WAIT

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Today is Presidents’ Day, so I hope you guys enjoyed the half-assed history lesson I posted earlier.  We’re getting close to the point where another sitting President will have to host the Chicago Cubs at the White House after a Continue reading

Not Wanting to be a Distraction, Sosa to Miss Banks’ Services

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Thousands upon thousands of Chicago Cub fans are currently making their way to Daley Plaza as visitation for Ernie Banks beings. With the visitation and memorial services all taking place, you can bet that just about everyone with Cubs ties will Continue reading

The Struggles of Selecting Hall of Famers

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Year after year, the hall of fame election draws all sorts of debate and discussion.  The rules are terrible.  Someone sells their ballot to Deadspin.  Players who everyone thinks should be in are left out.  PEDs are discussed again.  It’s Continue reading

Now is the Time for Cubs to Reunite With Sammy Sosa

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First things first… the elephant in the room.  Did Sammy Sosa cheat?  As far as black letter law, yes.  He was caught with a corked bat on June 3, 2003.  That violates the rules, which he was caught and punished Continue reading

Road to Opening Day: #21

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The Cubs won another game, beating the Milwaukee Brewers at New Cubs Park on Sunday in a pretty thrilling game despite the fact that it’s still fake baseball.  Here’s the lineup against the Giants for Monday’s road game:   Cubs Continue reading

So When Will They Bring Sammy Sosa Back?

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The news just came in from the Bay Area scribes that former Giant and should-be Hall of Famer Barry Bonds is going to be a special instructor for the San Francisco Giants during spring training.  I had a bit of Continue reading

Winds of Change, Uncertainty Blow Around 2014 Cubs Convention

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This year’s annual opportunity for adult fans to complain ask questions to the team’s leadership and for children to get autographs, pictures, and souvenirs from their favorite Cubs players (past, present and future), was held in Chicago at the Sheraton Continue reading

The Editorialized Version of Moving From WGN

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Growing up in the ’90s during the resurgence of the Packers in the shadow of Lambeau Field (I know…BOO HISS EVIL!), it would have been easy for me to end up as another fair weather (which there never was) Brewers Continue reading

Hall of Fame Quasi-Update

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We took a look at the 2014 Hall of Fame ballot (and the associated backlog) a few days ago, at the turn of the New Year.  The Baseball Think Factory continues to update their gizmo up until the announcement on Continue reading