Archive for July 2015

Are We Good?

Are We Good?
It’s really tempting to make this the shortest blog post possibly ever posted and just say, “yes,” but I doubt that would accomplish what I am going for here, so I am going to make an attempt at supporting the idea that the Cubs of 2015 are actually a good baseball team. The desire to... Read more »

The Edwin Jackson Situation Reminder: Baseball Players are People Too

I’ve taken my son to the last five or six Cubs Conventions and we’ve met and shaken hands with nearly the entire Cubs team. It has a twofold effect; I get the thrill of seeing my son meet some of his heroes and by default, I get to meet them too. It also has another... Read more »

Sending Two Deserving Cubs to the All Star Game: It Was a Big Deal

Sending Two Deserving Cubs to the All Star Game: It Was a Big Deal
For the first time in what seems like forever, the Cubs sent not just one, but two deserving players  to the All Star Game to represent the North Side: Anthony Rizzo and Kris Bryant. There was no pity vote for someone on the team, picking a player just because it’s required that each team is... Read more »
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Learning From Oscar Taveras' Mistake

Learning From Oscar Taveras' Mistake
Everyone knows the Cubs/Cardinals series always gets mean and dirty, but the rivalry is forgotten when tragedy strikes. A game simply becomes meaningless when a team loses one of its players to an unfortunate tragedy. Circumstances such as those serve as stark reminders to fans and athletes alike that no one is invincible. Cardinals outfielder... Read more »

Six Reasons Why Last Night’s Game Was the Strangest of the Year

Six Reasons Why Last Night’s Game Was the Strangest of the Year
A lot is being said about last night’s Cubs victory over the Cardinals, the completion of a day night doubleheader sweep. During the game, several strange things happened; ghostly things by my estimation. Wrigley has been known to be a spooky place, haunted by the baseball gods and the ghost of baseball past and present.... Read more »

It's Time to Revamp MLB All-Star Game Voting

It's Time to Revamp MLB All-Star Game Voting
I should begin with a confession: I have not cast a vote for the 2015 MLB All-Star Game. At all. Not even once. No online voting, no tweets, no text votes, nothing. Not even a paper ballot (I did that at a Bulls game once not that long ago.). I did not set out not... Read more »
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