This time I didn't forget. This past Sunday I was flying back from Arizona, so I have at least a half-legitimate excuse for missing the brunch. I was just prepping the ground for Arguello's arrival. Making sure the bunting was in place, the residents made aware to not look him in the eye, all that stuff. Needless to say, Mesa is as ready as I can get it for him.
So, moving on. If you're a Joe Sheehan Newsletter subscriber, and I'm guessing a fair amount of you are, today's email was concerning Kris Bryant and the whole service time "debate." There's no need to go over it again because we've all seen enough of it, but it's obvious to anyone who hasn't suffered a major brain injury that 12 days in the minors isn't going to kill whatever the Cubs hope to accomplish this year and the extra year of control is well worth it.
half the Cubs played like they were double parked and way too eager to get going on their 5 day All-Star Break. Some Cubs stuck around and tried to make a game of it. But a 7-0 lead is a hard hole to dig out of and the Cubs simply didn’t have enough paws on... Read more »
Corner turned? Happy days again back at Clark and Addison? With the major league club playing better ball and good to great news coming from the minor leagues on a daily basis, it’s actually been fun to be a Cub fan these days. Of course, there’s still the standings and the fact that these games... Read more »
Against the NL Central the Cubs have some kind of nervous tick that prevents them from playing their best baseball, overcoming adversity and finding ways to win instead of looking for ways to lose baseball games. Thankfully, the Washington Nationals play ball in the National league East. So when the Nats fought their back to... Read more »
Last night, the Pirates and Cubs waited out a two hour rain delay before eventually playing a baseball game Saturday night. Sadly fans should have been rooting for the rain. Too many old Cub mistakes- defensive lapses, thoughtless pitches, misguided at-bats etc. led the Cubs to give away a game they were leading and a... Read more »
So the Cubs, with the worst road record in the national league and starting a pitcher who has a road ERA over 7 and BA against over .300 go in to Philadelphia and just slam the door on the down trodden Phillies. That, my friends is why they play the games. On a beautiful day... Read more »
The great thing about baseball is there’s usually a game the next day to erase whatever happened before. Last night, the Cubs couldn’t hit a bull in the rear with a snow shovel. Tonight, Anthony Rizzo took the third Francisco Liriano pitch he saw and deposited it 400 feet into the last row of the... Read more »
It sure wasn’t pretty. It wasn’t how you’d draw it up. And when we look back on this season, I doubt we’ll point to the first week of june as any kind of turning point. But the Cubs got their first three game sweep of the season and first sweep of the new York mets... Read more »
Sorry for the late wrap. But the game went long and it was a Friday night. Besides the Blackhawks were, and still are, participating in one of the best hockey series they have ever played in their entire existence. Plus I thought I’d let Arguello tell you all about how Kris Bryant hit his 19th... Read more »
BOUT LAST NIGHT- ALL DRESSED UP ON WEDDING DAY, STILL TRIPPIN ANYWAY. Cubs rebounded from a God awful performance to giving you the kind of performance that inspires you both short term and long term as a Cubs fan. Taking advantage of great starting pitching from Travis Wood, the Cubs got enough offense then turned... Read more »