My name is Tom Usiak, known on the internet as Tom U. I have been covering the Cubs’ minor league system for over six years on another website. When that site’s manager recently announced he was cutting back on his content, he gave his blessing to me to look for other places to write. I’ve... Read more »
So Arguello is in France., Probably face down in the Seine river, but still, in France. That leaves myself, The wonderful Mauricio Rubio, and the just OK Mike Moody ( I KEED…… I kEED.) to talk some Cubs baseball as Pitchers and catchers report to Mesa today. Here’s what transpired. 1) What, if anything, was... Read more »
The Cubs were trying not to get swept , while the sizzling hot Dodgers were gunning for their 14th road win in a road. Let’s see if the Cubs could end their home stand on a positive note.
The transition from off-season to spring training to regular season is always kind of awkward. Some years you come into the season overamped. Some seasons you’re too distracted by the NCAA tournament or perhaps the road to the Kentucky Derby or the upcoming Masters. You overreact to the first few games. Or you say to... Read more »
First, the good news. Happy New Year and good cheer to all Cubs Den readers. Joining John and Tom this year and interacting with you fine fellows has been a highlight of my 2012. While having to watch and write about Jason Berken pitched games was hard on all 7 of us that actually bothered,... Read more »
Welcome back to ” John and Tom explain the Universe” or something like it. Another round of applause to everyone that sent in questions. There was a lot to choose from. If you don’t see your question here, rest assured it is in consideration for the big one after the season. Except for Hoosier Daddy’s.... Read more »
August officially marks “The dog days of summer”. Old people say the term affectionately. Almost romantically. All too often, the phrase is code for “Get the Bears on the field already.” Well, the Dog days of summer showed up on time, panting, smelly, and ready to go for a walk. The game started off well... Read more »