Archive for April 2015

Jake Arrieta: Breaking Twitter -- A Rundown of Sweet Tweets

@JArrieta34 Aliens. Are they out there? — Brandon J. Estrada (@bjejb) April 24, 2015   Of course https://t.co/Az17WkfFxm — Jake Arrieta (@JArrieta34) April 24, 2015 What’s not to love about Jake Arrieta? Yeah, for starters there’s the solid numbers he has been putting up on the mound. As of this posting, he’s 2-1 with a... Read more »

These Cubs are not like Those Cubs: 2015 vs. 2008

These Cubs are not like Those Cubs: 2015 vs. 2008
By guest contributor Jared Wyllys (@jwyllys) There’s no questioning the fact that the level of excitement surrounding the Cubs is much, much higher this year than it has been in quite a long time. They are staying above .500 in a way that they haven’t since the 2009 season and are inspiring levels of enthusiasm... Read more »

Let's stop picking off Jon Lester.

The last time I bought a car I investigated a lot of cars. I looked at many of the options and made a decision on which ones to buy based on the advantages and disadvantages the specific car had. There’s a lot to consider when making a purchase of that size ($$$$$$). I do the... Read more »
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The Cubs Bullpen: A Horror Story

The Cubs Bullpen: A Horror Story
Watching Brian Schlitter and Company destroy the Cubs’ lead against the Pirates Tuesday night was just another reminder of how bad this bullpen has been over the years. It’s almost as if they think, “Oh, you have a five-run lead? Not anymore!” and all hell typically breaks loose. So while we were all hailing Schlitter... Read more »

Joe Maddon is proud. We should be too.

“I’m proud of these guys.” Joe Maddon’s words last night after the Cubs 4-3 loss at Pittsburgh may have caught more than a few fans a little by surprise. But this is a different team, with a different vibe. With a different manager. No need to wallow in that trademark Cubs negativity. Exhibit A: another... Read more »

Step Off, Kris Bryant Haters

Step Off, Kris Bryant Haters
“You suck!” “What a bust!” “Send him back to the minors!” There was a lot of snarking about Kris Bryant’s long-awaited Major League debut with the Cubs today, especially over the fact that he went 0-4. Expectations were set sky high for the 23-year-old baseball sensation and his eagerness to swing the bat didn’t set well... Read more »
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Crazy for Kris: Bryant Called Up to Cubs

Crazy for Kris: Bryant Called Up to Cubs
The hot corner is about to get a lot hotter this weekend: Kris Bryant has finally been called up by the Chicago Cubs. You may have heard of this Bryant guy Cubs fans are going crazy over. How can you not when you take a look at his piercing blue eyes that make women swoon,... Read more »

Eddie Vedder, Cubs Super Fan? You Bet Your Ass! This 1992 Video Proves It

Eddie Vedder, Cubs Super Fan? You Bet Your Ass! This 1992 Video Proves It
Yesterday I posted an article vilifying guest conductors during the 7th Inning Stretch at Chicago Cubs games. I offered a few caveats to that, such as former Cubs players and true celebrity super fans, one of whom was Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder. I should be upfront that I was a huge fan of the band... Read more »

Chicago Cubs 7th Inning Guest Conductors, Will You Please Go Now?

Chicago Cubs 7th Inning Guest Conductors, Will You Please Go Now?
The time has come. The time is now. Chicago Cubs Seventh Inning guest conductors, will you please go now? What was to start as a test following Harry Caray’s death has grown beyond belief—and with it the 7th Inning Stretch beyond all recognition. When the guest conductor thing first came around, it was presented as... Read more »
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Wrigley Field: The Not Ready for Prime Time Park an Accident Waiting to Happen

Wrigley Field: The Not Ready for Prime Time Park an Accident Waiting to Happen
Opening Night was a PR disaster for the Cubs, but without better fan safety measures in and around the park, things could wind up worse If you attended last night’s Cubs game, you witnessed Wrigley 3.1, the Not Ready for Prime Time Stadium. Twitter was ablaze with fan feedback. Lack of bathrooms, and two more... Read more »