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 for, whether he used the bat intentionally or not.  The Continue reading Now is the Time for Cubs to Reunite With Sammy Sosa

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 lineup MONDAY at Scottsdale vs. SF: pic.twitter.com/bsE6iaWI2o — Mark Gonzales Continue reading Road to Opening Day: #21

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 fun with the #BondsInstructions hashtag along with the goofballs at Continue reading So When Will They Bring Sammy Sosa Back?

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 Hotel and Towers this weekend.  Not much new information was Continue reading Winds of Change, Uncertainty Blow Around 2014 Cubs Convention

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 fan.  I didn’t, though, because 1) nobody cared about the Continue reading The Editorialized Version of Moving From WGN

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 Wednesday (January 8).  As of today: Getting in: Greg Maddux Continue reading Hall of Fame Quasi-Update

PEDs Suspensions! What Performance Helper Is Next?

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On August 4, 2013, Commissioner Bud Selig, through Major League Baseball, announced the suspensions of thirteen players for using Performance Enhancing Drugs. The players that were suspended include: Alex Rodriguez, Nelson Cruz, Jhonny Peralta, Jesus Montero, Everth Cabrera, Francisco Cervelli and Antonio Bastardo who are all still on Major League Continue reading PEDs Suspensions! What Performance Helper Is Next?

Expectations

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On the eve of one of the days we have been waiting for all winter, pitchers and catchers reporting to Spring Training, I feel like it is the eve of Christmas Eve.  I can say with 99.9999% belief that this team will NOT win the World Series (come on, I’m Continue reading Expectations

Oh, SamME, how some things never change!

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I just tuned in to SAMMY TV… his live 10 minute webcast as another attempt to throw his name and mug back into the media after being pretty much invisible since his Congress appearance, you know, the one where he kind of forgot that he knows how to speak English? Continue reading Oh, SamME, how some things never change!

Sammy Sosa on TV

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That’s right…the REAL Sammy Sosa, who told you about his Pinterest that is really him, and his Facebook that is really him, plus the Twitter that is really him, now REALLY has a TV show on Ustream.  It’s either the real Sammy Sosa or a Terminator-like automaton designed to fool Continue reading Sammy Sosa on TV