With little to get excited about beyond the prospect of Theo Epstein’s great (but as of yet unfulfilled) vision, Cubs fans are looking to hang their hats on just about anything they can find. That’s why people are fawning over Starlin Castro, even in the face of overwhelming evidence that he is not all that good. Bryan [...]
New York Mets v. Washington Nationals — 6/7/12 — 1:05 ET Probable pitching matchup: Dickey (NYM) v. Wang (WAS) Other guests in attendance: Randy Johnson (The Big Unit), Andy Dick, Dick Pole, and of course Scott Walker (that guy is the biggest dick of all). Anyone I’m forgetting? H/T: AFine
Something seemed unusual when the Oakland Raiders conducted a reasoned, intelligent draft, selecting based on need rather than speed, even flipping the script and waiting to pick up a work out warrior after he had dropped a round or two. Most outlets gave the organization A’s and B’s for their effort. Many believed that Al [...]
C: Geovany Soto, Chicago Cubs BA: .298 HR:: 4 RBI: 10 R: 18 OBP: .463 SLG: .468 I would give this to Cincinnati Reds’ catcher Ryan Hanigan, but he’s only played in 22 games so far. Sure, Soto doesn’t have the at bats to qualify either, but he has played 33 games and the closest [...]
Arbitration is a word that gets thrown around a lot in baseball. Every off-season you hear about some of your favorite players “going to arbitration” with their respective teams. But have you ever really thought about what that means? As far as I know, its a way for owners to disparage their players in closed [...]
The Cubs showed up in full force to support the Blackhawks tonight for Game 1 of their playoff series with the Predators. No comment on what kind of luck they brought the Hawks, but you can judge for yourself by the 4-1 loss they took. Is that Kosuke hiding in the back?
Here’s our old friend Milton Bradley, waving to some of his former Rangers fans. Oh, that’s not waving? Well at least he’s acknowledging them I guess.
Does he or has he ever taken steroids? Probably. Is he kind of a douche but tries to act polished? Definitely. However you feel about him, there’s one thing that’s certain, the pronunciation of his name is hilarious. h/t: TPS
Last season was a huge disappointment for a Cubs team that had won two straight divisions the two previous years. What was most disturbing was that the 2009 Cubs had pretty much the same personnel as the 2008 Cubs, with most feeling like Hendry had improved the team prior to the start of the season. [...]
To those of you out there that are Jewish and haven’t had a good poop in days because of Passover, I’m definitely feeling your pain. To those are not, let’s just say that eating nothing but matza for 8 days creates quite the brick in your stomach. These ladies are also feeling that, but at [...]
So I’m skimming through the sports headlines on the Chicago Sun-Times website last night, trying to catch up on a little spring training news. The first thing I see when I get to the sports page of the site? The top headline which reads: White Sox Jake Peavy; ‘I Don’t Like The Cubs’ Wow, that [...]
Mark Grace has always been my favorite player of all time. Most hits in the 90′s, always seemed to come through in the clutch, funny as hell, party guy and of course, the slumpbuster legend. Well my boy weighed in on the steroid issue and offered this reason for why he never took PEDs: “I [...]
This was one of the greatest baseball commercials of all-time. I remember when it came out I couldn’t stop laughing at it. Maddux and Glavine are flat out funny. If only they knew that all that working out was useless and they could have just injected some HGH. I bet they’re feeling pretty stupid now, [...]
I know its January and you are probably still trying to forget about the awful 2009 Cubs season. I have tried to avoid following the trade rumors and other nonsense surrounding the Cubs for a few months just to recover from that disaster. While all the rumors have really only culminated in 2 additions — [...]
Michael Barrett: animated cubs catcher. Fought A.J. Pierzynski. Fought Carlos Zambrano. Now, pleads guilty to shadily videotaping Erin Andrews nude? Yikes, glad the Cubs shipped this guy out of town! Ok, so the guy who videotaped the hot broadcaster isn’t the same Michael Barrett who played in Chicago, but I don’t think either guy is happy to [...]