Tag: St. Louis Cardinals

"Cubs Way" starts with fans in the stands

"Cubs Way" starts with fans in the stands
The “Cubs Way” – a newly annexed mantra coined by new Chicago Cubs GM Theo Epstein upon being hired by the organization.  “Everything there is about the game, how we’re going to approach it the same way as an organization from the Dominican Summer League to [Class] A ball, Double-A, Triple-A and up to the... Read more »

The Chicago Cubs are winning games, too early to care?

The Chicago Cubs are winning games, too early to care?
On the northside of Chicago, fans get excited about things like winning 3 of 4 games. The problem is these are not playoff games and this is May. We take what we can get on the northside. The Chicago Cubs however, have won 3 of the last 4 and will look to build on that –... Read more »

The Chicago Cubs get offensive

The Chicago Cubs get offensive
The Chicago Cubs averaged 3.2 runs per game during their first 6 games stretch. They increased that average by over a run in just two games. Outscoring both the Milwaukee Brewers and St. Louis Cardinals 17-5 in the past two days, the Cubs seem to have bought in to Rudy Jarimillo’s approach in just his... Read more »
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Chicago Cubs bullpen is fine, no moves necessary

Chicago Cubs bullpen is fine, no moves necessary
                            poll by twiigs.com     The Chicago Cubs (1-3) are off to another quintessential start. Opening the 7 games of the regular season at home – the team has losses in close, late game heart-breakers. The bullpen has blown 3 save opportunities out of 4,... Read more »

The hypocrisy of loyalty in sports

The hypocrisy of loyalty in sports
  Loyalty and greed in sports embodies the thinnest of lines. In one hand “tradition” would tell us that, “the way it used to be”, players stayed with their teams until it was done. And that was that. Nowadays, the loyalty lies as far as the dotted line. And if the numbers aren’t right, or... Read more »

4 REALLY BOLD Chicago Sports Predictions

4 REALLY BOLD Chicago Sports Predictions
  I am neither sports genius, nor predictor nor prophet. However, if my gut was as big literally as it is figuratively I would look pregnant. Have you ever just had that that feeling? Typically it’s right before something good or bad happens, you know- the one’s that usually end with, “I was seriously about to... Read more »
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All Aboard: Defining the "Bandwagon Fan"

All Aboard: Defining the "Bandwagon Fan"
Loyal fans hate them. “Bandwagoners” appear only during the playoffs, after a big-name player joins a team, or their “team” won last season’s championship. Being called a bandwagon fan is insulting and the second most painful sport’s insult behind “You throw like a girl.” Bandwagon fans make the years of loyalty and dedication for a... Read more »

Was Bobby Valentine Out Of Line For Starlin Castro Comments?

Was Bobby Valentine Out Of Line For Starlin Castro Comments?
  Bobby Valentine announced the recent Chicago Cubs vs St. Louis Cardinals telecast and had some strong words about the young shortstop and Cubs player development system. During the seventh inning of the broadcast, during the Cards 6-2 rout of the Cubs, Valentine noticed a frustrated Starlin Castro seemingly giving body language as if he... Read more »

Chicago Cubs, Wrigley Field Drop Old Style Beer Following 2011 Season

Chicago Cubs, Wrigley Field Drop Old Style Beer Following 2011 Season
    As if the season could get any worse for Cubs fans, the Chicago Cubs and Wrigley Field announced they are severing ties with their long standing beer staple Old Style. Old Style beer has been just as big a part of Wrigley Field as the ivy which grows from the cold, hard brick... Read more »
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Chicago's Finest Awards (The Windy's) Preview: Rookie of the Year Windy

Chicago's Finest Awards (The Windy's) Preview: Rookie of the Year Windy
  The next category in this years Chicago’s Finest Awards is the Rookie of the Year award. Given to the best rookie this past season. 2010-11 brought us alot of prospective talent from D.J. Moore to Omer Asik. So no matter who comes out on top of this category, let’s all enjoy many more season’s... Read more »