Tag: Cubs

2012: A Horrible Year For Chicago Sports

2012 is finally over and it couldn’t have come fast enough.  In my 27 years on earth I can’t remember a more depressing and all around disaster of a year in Chicago sports than 2012.  All five of the major sports teams had little to no success and either suffered from collapses, injuries or just... Read more »

The First Annual Chicago Sports Holiday Awards

The holiday season is OFFICIALLY upon us.  It may be hard to tell with the holiday decorations and music playing since mid-September but it is officially here.  With the holiday season in full swing it means digging out the ornaments, setting up the tree, shoveling snow, standing in ungodly long lines for gadgets you don’t... Read more »

Chicago Sports Quick Hits: White Sox, Bulls & Cubs

WHITE SOX PLAYOFF HOPES DASHED The White Sox beat the Cleveland Indians 11-0 but the Detroit Tigers pulled off a 6-3 win over the Kansas City Royals clinching the A.L. Central and eliminating the White Sox from postseason play. It will be an interesting off-season for the Sox who have tough roster decisions to make... Read more »

Chicago Sports Roundup 9/8

WHITE SOX The White Sox fell to the Kansas City Royals in a back and forth 7-5 loss.  The dagger coming in a two run homer by Royals centerfielder Lorenzo Cain in the top of the ninth.  The Sox kept their one game lead in the A.L. Central due to the Tigers falling to the... Read more »

With Times Tough What Chicago Team Gets Your Money?

This is no news flash, but times are tough.  Families around the country are buckling down and cutting back on spending wherever they can and trying to avoid shelling out big bucks for luxuries instead of needs.  Attending sports games is probably not that high on anyone’s list who is cutting back costs, but people... Read more »

Game Wrap: Cubs Continue Ineptitude, Fall To Brewers

The Cubs continued their recent trend of losing games by giving up multiple runs in single innings and Monday night in Milwaukee was no exception as the Brewers beat the Cubs 9-5, eight of their runs coming in the fifth inning.  Cubs pitcher Justin Germano was rocked, giving up seven earned runs on eight hits... Read more »

The Cubs Rebuilding Officially Begins With New Castro Deal

Before the beginning of a Saturday double header word began to spread that the Cubs and shortstop Starlin Castro had agreed on a 7 year/$60 million extension.  While the deal is not official because it is still in the process of being finalized it is a great sign for the Cubs organization to lock up... Read more »

Cubs Fall To Reds In Ugly Loss

  Cubs pitcher Travis Wood couldn’t get off of his current streak of winless starts against his former team as he and the Cubs were shelled in a 7-3 loss against the Reds.  Wood lasted only five innings and gave up all seven of the Reds’ runs.  The dagger coming after a horrendous five run... Read more »

DeJesus Rocks, Cubs Roll

After a blow out on Tuesday the Cubs came out swinging Wednesday in a 7-2 win against the Astros.  Cubs outfielder David DeJesus did the most with his opportunities, going 4-4 while belting two home runs and bringing in three of the Cubs’ seven runs.  Starlin Castro added a home run himself in a 3-4... Read more »

Volstad Remains Winless, Cubs Get Blown Out By Astros

  If there was ever a spokesman for the word “futility” in baseball, allow me to nominate Cubs pitcher Chris Volstad as the leading candidate. Volstad remains winless on the season (0-9) and stretching his winless streak to a staggering 23 starts.  The last time he posted a number in the ‘W’ column was July... Read more »
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