That Was Satisfying

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I would be lying if I said I didn’t have a bias in this year’s World Series, especially after the Cubs’ season ended.  I’m still happy with the season overall, but I’m a tad annoyed with the way it ended, y’know?  So I was particularly satisfied with the result of Continue reading That Was Satisfying

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

Fun with Baserunning

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The Cubs did lose, but not before Herculean efforts by both teams to end up on the TOOTBLAN ledger for the day. In a rare display of baserunning awesome-plus-stupid, the Brewers’ Jean Segura stole second base successfully against Kevin Gregg and Welington Castillo.  It was an excellent throw by Castillo, Continue reading Fun with Baserunning

Why oh why did you run?

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This play was a killer. Every now and then the Cubs will make a boneheaded play or coaching decision and we as fans pound our fists and scream “WHY” to the heavens.  Then I figure it might not be a bad idea to look at the expectancy charts and determine Continue reading Why oh why did you run?

“What the F**K!?!!?!” — A day with the 2012 Chicago Cubs

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Oh, the Chicago Cubs.  My favorite team, my ever-so-delightfully shitty Cubs.  How you annoyed yet amused me today.  Thankfully I didn’t actually have to pay for this game, although I have to say that I was plenty entertained throughout.  Suffice it to say that the Cubs lost yet another game, Continue reading “What the F**K!?!!?!” — A day with the 2012 Chicago Cubs

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.