Category: Cubs Thoughts

The Day After Clinching

The Day After Clinching
I bought two tickets for today’s game almost a month ago, long before I had any idea of what the postseason implications would be, but as September 26 approached and it looked increasingly like it would provide an opportunity for the Cubs to clinch on that day, I was really hoping for the opportunity to... Read more »

So Who Gets the NL Cy Young?

So Who Gets the NL Cy Young?
The question of which National League pitcher will go home with the Cy Young award is as hard a question to answer this year as it has been in a long time. I will freely admit my homerism here and confess that my Cubs bias has, more than once, gotten in the way of me... Read more »

A Long September

A Long September
I’m not very old, but I’m old enough to be open about the fact that I really can’t stand Counting Crows and not worry about what others think. Also, I pretended to like U2 a heck of a lot more in college than I actually did. It feels good to finally come clean about that.... Read more »
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Out with the Old, In with the New?

Out with the Old, In with the New?
Some may have been surprised to hear news over the weekend that Starlin Castro would no longer be in the starting lineup for the Cubs. Others, not so much. Castro’s lingering struggles have finally forced the Cubs to face an issue they have seen coming for awhile: there’s to much talent in the infield. Of... Read more »

The Middle Infield Question

The Middle Infield Question
I am a big fan of roster speculation, and probably spend too much of my spare time thinking about kinds of lineups the Cubs will run onto the field on any given game day. This has been an especially interesting thing to do this season, particularly as we have seen an influx of young talent... Read more »

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 »
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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 »

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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How Do You Solve A Problem Like Kyle Schwarber?

How Do You Solve A Problem Like Kyle Schwarber?
We all need to brace ourselves for the hefty task that will be consoling our Cubs friends in just a matter of days. The Kyle Schwarber Experiment will be over as quickly as it began, so get ready. We can’t say that we weren’t warned, but it’s still going to hurt on Monday when Schwarber... Read more »