Off Day Ramblings

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As we enter today’s off day before playing the Philadelphia Phillies in a four game road series, the Chicago Cubs find themselves with a record of 6-13 in year one of the rebuilding phase of the Theo Epstein era. This dreadfully poor, yet not unexpected, start to the season has Continue reading Off Day Ramblings

The Less-Than-Ten-Percent-of-Season Reality Check

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The Chicago Cubs are now 3-10.  They have scored 46 runs in those 13 games, which is good enough to put me on pace to win my bet with Anno but not much else.  This Cubs team is simply not very good.  I think most of us realizes that the Continue reading The Less-Than-Ten-Percent-of-Season Reality Check

An Open Letter From 2006

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This is a letter that I wrote to the Board of Directors of the Chicago Cubs at that time. This was published in the Bleacher Banter prior to finding out that Andy MacPhail was resigning from the Cubs. Did my letter actually help that process?  I do not know, however, Continue reading An Open Letter From 2006

More Stupid Crap (because the Cubs don’t like giving us news)

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“In Living Color” was a really funny short variety show back when I was growing up. They featured silly skits like this: Unfortunately, due to copyright infringements or some crap, the DVD sets for the show took out most of the classic music video parodies, like “Baby Got Snacks” and Continue reading More Stupid Crap (because the Cubs don’t like giving us news)

Paging Bud Selig…

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  The biggest Cubs news so far (assuming they don’t randomly sign Prince Fielder) is that the Red Sox and Cubs are looking to newly-extended MLB commissioner Bud Selig to moderate their dispute over how much Theo Epstein is really worth.  Theo, as you know, left the Sawx with one Continue reading Paging Bud Selig…

New Year predictions for 2012

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To pass the time during halftime of the Rose Bowl (aka the “What Defense?” Bowl) let’s take a look a look at some of the events that may shape the Cubs’ 2012 season.  Of course, since I’m not a real psychic and don’t have a lot of insider information, I Continue reading New Year predictions for 2012

I love it when a plan comes together…

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Actually, I have no idea what the plan is, and judging from the confusion and frustration in the Cubs blogosphere and among our own followers, that’s not likely to change anytime soon.  I proposed a likely scenario towards the end of the last article where the Cubs are attempting a stealth Continue reading I love it when a plan comes together…

Leverage against Prince Fielder is no easy task, but it’s there

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There are a few things I can remember vividly from physics class.  One thing in particular that I liked was how if you had a bathtub big enough filled with water, the planet Saturn would float in it.  Another was that one problem where the monkey falls out of a Continue reading Leverage against Prince Fielder is no easy task, but it’s there

Periodic Cubs fan retrospective

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I think of myself as a fairly intelligent baseball fan, especially after learning so much about the sport in helping Anno run this place for the past couple years.  Well, mostly the Facebook page, but now this website too.  Baseball as a sport has evolved, as have strategies, rules, and Continue reading Periodic Cubs fan retrospective

Some things to think about as we head into 2012

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  The winter meetings were relatively quiet for the Cubs, much to the chagrin of Cubs fans everywhere.  Part of that is due to the changes in the MLB collective bargaining agreement, and probably the bulk of it is due to the terrible shape the franchise is in, so trades Continue reading Some things to think about as we head into 2012