Posts tagged "theo epstein"

Cubs Fans to Give Up Hope for Lent

Cubs Fans to Give Up Hope for Lent
MESA – Standing just yards away from some of her favorite Chicago Cubs, Dorothy Lawrence had to shake her head and walk away. “It just isn’t worth it anymore,” said the 85 year old Cubs fan from Scottsdale.  “Well, it isn’t worth it for about forty days.” Lawrence is a member of a large group... Read more »

Cubs Management Caves into Wrigley Traditionalists; Announce Radical Changes

Cubs Management Caves into Wrigley Traditionalists; Announce Radical Changes
CHICAGO – After hours of meetings with team officials, Chicago Cubs owner Tom Ricketts has done a 180 on Wrigley Field renovations. “After our announcement of the million dollar renovations at Wrigley Field, I heard from many Cubs fans that were against the changes.  They want to keep Wrigley the same.  It’s apparent to me that they... Read more »

Final Mayan Carving Shows Man in Suit Offering Edwin Jackson 4 Years for $52 Million

Final Mayan Carving Shows Man in Suit Offering Edwin Jackson 4 Years for $52 Million
TRES ZAPOTES – If all of the madness surrounding the world’s potential end wasn’t enough, scientists have unearthed even more frightening material to support an apocalypse. A stone from a traditional Mesoamerican Long Count calendar was found just outside the research site at Tres Zapotes, Mexico.  Pictures show the additional drawing to be that of... Read more »
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"Yeah, This Coffee is Awesome. It's a Keurig. Oh, By the Way...You're Fired'' by Theo Epstein

"Yeah, This Coffee is Awesome.  It's a Keurig.  Oh, By the Way...You're Fired''  by Theo Epstein
Theo Epstein’s meeting with Cubs scouts that were released early yesterday: “Hey guys, thanks for coming in.  Mmm.  God, this coffee is solid.  Ah!  Yeah, this coffee is awesome.  It’s a Keurig.  Oh, by the way, you’re fired.  It isn’t the sweet scent of the hazelnut flavor or the strong arabica beans…it’s actually the purity... Read more »

Cubs Trade Herschel Walker to the Vikings for Seven First Round Picks

Cubs Trade Herschel Walker to the Vikings for Seven First Round Picks
In a move that has not been seen since the fall of 1988, the Chicago Cubs traded former Cowboys running back Herschel Walker to the Minnesota Vikings for seven first round draft picks. The move comes just weeks after the Cubs signed Walker to a minor-league contract.  Folks around baseball had been stunned by the... Read more »

Cubs Ordering Backup 'L' Flag Due to Wear and Tear

Cubs Ordering Backup 'L' Flag Due to Wear and Tear
(NOTE:  This is a re-post from earlier in the season.  After tonight’s loss, it feels fairly appropriate to re-hash our feelings here at Chicago Tough about this team.) CHICAGO- The first major purchase of the Theo Epstein era came late Tuesday after the Chicago Cubs’ loss to the Milwaukee Brewers. “I don’t think it’s a secret... Read more »
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Len Kasper Can't Find Statistics Showing Why Blake DeWitt Should Play for the Cubs

Len Kasper Can't Find Statistics Showing Why Blake DeWitt Should Play for the Cubs
CHICAGO – Things got pretty awkward in the Chicago Cubs broadcast booth on Sunday. The moment occurred when Chicago Cubs announcer Len Kasper was doing a segment in the fourth inning on ‘player value’ for his weekly ‘Stats Sunday’ discussion.  After Kasper got through the various statistical strengths of each player, the broadcaster got to... Read more »

'Go Cubs Go' Needs a Funeral

'Go Cubs Go' Needs a Funeral
I could see them from aisles away, a group of three women standing, hands clasped to each other. I was intrigued.  The passion for victory was so evident that their reactions to the plays on the field became more entertaining than the game itself. I couldn’t blame their intensity.  The game was tight.  There were two... Read more »

Cubs Sign Paul Maholm; A Look at His Tough Luck Record in Pittsburgh (Chicago Tough Chart Special)

Cubs Sign Paul Maholm; A Look at His Tough Luck Record in Pittsburgh (Chicago Tough Chart Special)
The Chicago Cubs signed former Pittsburgh Pirates starter Paul Maholm.  Last season, Maholm went 6-14 despite a decent 3.66 ERA.  His WHIP was a decent 1.29.  Maholm received no run support, and had players go out of their way to lose games for him… As cellar dwellars, the Pirates found different ways to lose.  Fans... Read more »
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'Twas the Night Before a Chicago Tough Christmas...

'Twas the Night Before a Chicago Tough Christmas...
‘Twas the night before a Chicago Tough Christmas, when all through the house No food was remaining, all eaten by Jerry Krause! The stockings were hung by the chimney with care In hopes that Matt Forte would return next year healthy; and hopefully a Bear. The children of Chicago; all snug in their beds Have... Read more »