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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 »

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 »

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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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 »

Comerica Park: A Must-See Stadium For Baseball Fans

Comerica Park: A Must-See Stadium For Baseball Fans
A Cubs fan, a Tigers fan and a Pirates fan went to Comerica Park. No, this isn’t the beginning of a joke. This is what happened about two weeks ago when I saw the Cubs take on the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. After spending a few days in suburban Detroit visiting my cousin, Michael,... Read more »

Catching Up With Cubs Top Prospect Mark Zagunis

Catching Up With Cubs Top Prospect Mark Zagunis
Kris Bryant, Addison Russell and Javier Baez have dominated the talk of the Cubs’ farm system lately, but there’s a new group of talent working their way through the minors. One of the names you’ll be hearing a lot of is outfielder Mark Zagunis, who is currently stationed on the Cubs’s high-A Myrtle Beach Pelicans.... Read more »
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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 »

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 »

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 »
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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 »