Archive for February 2014

Could Cubs Darwin Barney Get Pushed Off of Second?

Could Cubs Darwin Barney Get Pushed Off of Second?
Emilio Bonifacio led off the first Cactus League game of the season with a triple, followed by a run scored. Could this become a regular thing? Maybe. Apparently teams have been kicking the tires on the Cubs Darwin Barney. Most of us figured it would be a top prospect that would knock Barney off the... Read more »

Addison's Day at Wrigley

Addison's Day at Wrigley
My columns tend to skew heavily toward sarcasm, obscure pop culture references, and strange analogies.  So if that’s what you’re looking for, I’m going to go ahead and let you down easy.  No, this time I’m swapping snarky for sweet. If you read “Mamas, Don’t let Your Babies Grow up to be Cubbies,” then you... Read more »

Crossing the Streams: Does the End Justify the Means for the Cubs?

Crossing the Streams: Does the End Justify the Means for the Cubs?
When Tom Ricketts purchased the Chicago Cubs, he thought he was buying a perpetual-motion machine, a self-sustaining cash cow.  But with all the moving parts, bloviating business owners, and dead-end nonsense negotiations, it appears as though what he actually acquired is an entropic Rube Goldberg device. And many fans feel as though they’ve been sold... Read more »
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Dan Vogelbach's Huge Makeup and Shrinking Waistline

Dan Vogelbach's Huge Makeup and Shrinking Waistline
It’s incredibly hard to not love Dan Vogelbach. After he was selected in the second round of the 2011 draft, the large high schooler with tremendous power became an instant favorite amongst Cubs fans. After all, who doesn’t love overweight athletes? Bartolo Colon pictures are all over twitter, Fat Guy Touchdowns are among the best... Read more »

Mike Olt and Vision Could Alter Big Picture for Cubs

Mike Olt and Vision Could Alter Big Picture for Cubs
A lot of the early focus in Cubs camp has centered on Mike Olt and his eyes. There is good reason for that. See, (no pun intended) if Olt has indeed overcome vision problems that have plagued him over the past two years, the overall picture for the Cubs future becomes much brighter. The “Core... Read more »

Getting my Cubs Mojo Back

Getting my Cubs Mojo Back
For me, writing is cathartic; it’s a way to purge my thoughts and emotions, both negative and positive.  But lately, it’s been a lot more of the former than the latter, something that the readers of this blog have noticed and commented on. And don’t think I hadn’t noticed it well before being referred to... Read more »
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How Will the Chicago Cubs Prospects be Dispatched?

How Will the Chicago Cubs Prospects be Dispatched?
Disclaimer: I have no idea what I’m talking about! But rather than speculate to myself about how the Cubs prospects will be distributed, (gobs of minor league talent across several farm franchises) I thought I would take notes in this here blog post drafting window throughout, then publish so you can see what I think.... Read more »

Cubs Q and A with ESPN Chicago's Jon Greenberg: Rooftops, Resources, Prospects

Cubs Q and A with ESPN Chicago's Jon Greenberg: Rooftops, Resources, Prospects
 Jon Greenberg of ESPN Chicago has been one of the go-to reads when it comes to big picture Cubs coverage. Greenberg has detailed the Ricketts ownership, rooftop saga, rebuild, Wrigley renovation, and overall organizational outlook with his own unique take.  I was able to check in with him in regards to much of those same... Read more »

Mamas, Don't Let Your Babies Grow up to be Cubbies

Mamas, Don't Let Your Babies Grow up to be Cubbies
Of course, this applies to the dads out there too, but that just wouldn’t have fit the song parody quite right.  So let this be a warning to those of you who don’t yet have children, and even those whose kids are still young enough to escape the madness. It’s too late for me.  My... Read more »
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Archives: Cubs Q and A with Sun Times Gordon Wittenmyer

Archives: Cubs Q and A with Sun Times Gordon Wittenmyer
Gordon Wittenmyer has become a controversial figure in the world of the Chicago Cubs. The Sun Times Cubs beat writer has been penning features that have dared to take a closer look and at times question how the Tom Ricketts ownership has handled the club thus far.  Many think he has gone too far, and... Read more »