Archive for May 2015

Errors Cool Off Lester's Hot Outing

Errors Cool Off Lester's Hot Outing
It was hot in Chicago last night. I’m not talking about the rising end-of-May temperatures. I’m not even talking about Kris Bryant’s bedroom eyes. I’m talking about the heat Max Scherzer and Jon Lester were throwing down the middle of the plate during last night’s pitcher’s duel. 23 strikeouts between the two superstars; 13 for... Read more »

Your First Nippon Professional Baseball Game Experience? Aso Cubs Fan

Your First Nippon Professional Baseball Game Experience? Aso Cubs Fan
On a recent trip to Asia, I had a 20-hour layover in Tokyo. After booking the ticket, I decided to check to see if there was a baseball game that day and was happy to find the Yomiyuri Giants (the Yankees of Japan) had a home game at Tokyo Dome against the Tokyo Yakult Swallows.... Read more »

Making Strides in 2015

Making Strides in 2015
I had the opportunity last summer to see Jake Arrieta and the Cubs face off in DC against Jordan Zimmermann and the Washington Nationals. Arrieta was coming off his incredible performance in Boston five days prior where he took a no-hitter into the 8th inning at Fenway Park, so I expected the game to be... Read more »
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Hot Stove Cool Music: The Rock-n-Roll Version of Touching ‘Em All

Hot Stove Cool Music: The Rock-n-Roll Version of Touching ‘Em All
Update: Tickets are now on sale Regular tickets are available at www.metrochicago.com. VIP tickets are available at www.ftbnl.org.   On Thursday, July 9, the worlds of rock music and baseball will collide for the fourth annual Chicago edition of Hot Stove Cool Music, Cubs President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein’s event to support his foundation. You will... Read more »

Kris Bryant Is Crushing It

Kris Bryant Is Crushing It
Hanley Ramirez hit ten home runs in April. Bryce Harper has hit nine home runs so far in May. Giancarlo Stanton actually hit a home run out of Dodger Stadium last week. It took the infamous Kris Bryant a month to get his first Major League home run, but he hit four in just five... Read more »

The first Bryant bomb: Twitter Reax

By now you pretty much all know what happened in the Cubs/Brewers game last night (yeah they got killed, but let’s forget about all that). Epic slugger Kris Bryant finally hit his first MLB home run. As you’d expect, Twitter blew up right after the glorious event, and I collected a few highlights from my... Read more »
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The 2015 Cubs: Red Sox 2.0

The 2015 Cubs: Red Sox 2.0
We know orange is the new black, but it also seems that red may be the new blue when it comes to baseball. It’s been great to see the different players the Cubs have acquired since the end of the 2014 season, but have you realized how many are former Red Sox players? I would... Read more »

Ace is Overrated

Ace is Overrated
Jon Lester seemed to popularize the term ‘ace’ last year when he became a free agent, leaving every team scrambling to find their own ace pitcher, many believing it’s impossible to win without one. Lester seemed to be the answer to the Cubs’ pitching problems because of his ‘ace’ label with the Red Sox, but... Read more »

Sometimes the situation transcends simple numbers.

We were all watching yesterday in the top of the 8th inning, when the Brewers had the bases loaded and nobody out in a 3-3 game. If you needed the answer to the question “What does it sound like when thousands of fans say “uh-oh” at exactly the same time?” – you would have gotten... Read more »
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This Whole "Good" Thing is Starting to Sink In

what if the cubs are good, i wasn’t actually prepared for this — Klaus Bromi (@AngryFeels) April 29, 2015   I saw this tweet recently and it hit me in the gut. I smiled a little bit. And then I got a “nervousness in the pit of my stomach” feeling. We are good. (There, I... Read more »