With No Tony Campana to Kick Around, Buntfest Needed a New 64th Seed.

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With Tony Campana being designated for assignment, he was removed from this year’s Buntfest, and a spot opened up. What did the Chicago Cubs decide to do with their open spot? They had a play-in tournament with all the front office and PR personal. The play-in round was today and Continue reading With No Tony Campana to Kick Around, Buntfest Needed a New 64th Seed.

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

To Campana, the one that got away…

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My Cubs unrequited love is one that should have never been.  It was truly love at first sight when he made his debut, but the fact that it is now unrequited is a tragedy of Lou Brock proportions, read Rice’s analysis on this portion here.  The recently DFA’d Tony Campana Continue reading To Campana, the one that got away…

A Tale of Two Legends

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The devastating news du jour as pitchers and catchers reported today was that Cubs legend (TM) Tony Campana was designated for assignment and thus likely exposed to waivers assuming that the Cubs can’t trade him.  There is actually a good chance that some random team (my guess is the Atlanta Continue reading A Tale of Two Legends

Don’t Say Goodbye to Tony Campana Just Yet

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Just about every media outlet that matters, including Carrie Muskat, has reported that Tony Campana has been designated for assignment to make room for Scott Hairston.  The Cubs 40-man roster is now full up again, but just replace Campana’s name with Hairston’s.  At this point the Cubs have 10 days Continue reading Don’t Say Goodbye to Tony Campana Just Yet

Why Does Everybody Hate Ian?

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Cubs fans have many interesting pastimes and amongst the ones that draw the most derision is the building up of players who really are not that good. A decade ago Augie Ojeda was the most likely Cub drawing undeserved praise. Today that might be best exemplified by the love of Continue reading Why Does Everybody Hate Ian?

Cats, laser beams, and Tony Campana

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I was just playing in my son’s room.  He got a new cat.  The cat is kind of finicky and nervous, but she’s getting more comfortable and is wanting to play more.  Naturally we decided to bust out the laser pointer.  Now the cat is hell bent on trying to Continue reading Cats, laser beams, and Tony Campana

New Steroid Scandal Could Affect Cubs

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Yesterday, the baseball world was rocked by yet another steroid scandal in baseball. Okay, maybe the baseball world was not rocked, as steroids have been a part of baseball since the early 1990s (if not well before) and will be for many years to come. The Miami based “anti-aging clinic”, Continue reading New Steroid Scandal Could Affect Cubs

Who is the Best Choice For the Cubs 25th Man?

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Over the past few blogs we have talked about the lack of depth in the infield for the Chicago Cubs, and how that is going to be a big problem moving forward in the 2013 season.. Ryno4ever started taking a look at how the roster currently breaks down. If you Continue reading Who is the Best Choice For the Cubs 25th Man?

Cubs Convention 2013- Mixed review.

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After a whirlwind weekend and trying to get back to “real life”, I finally have a chance to sit down and give my take on the Convention this past weekend.  Now, keep in mind, I went to the Convention with my 13 year old son who lives and breathes baseball, Continue reading Cubs Convention 2013- Mixed review.