Archive for July 2012

Meet your new 2012 Cubs "long man" - Mr. Ryan Dempster

Meet your new 2012 Cubs "long man" - Mr. Ryan Dempster
Well, we were all fooled!  Normally I pride myself on being able to see through the hype (see Sosa, Sammy) and see what a pile of crap most players are.  Dempster was good, really good, at selling us on his warm-and-fuzzy facade.  He runs up mountains!  He is a super dad!  He does horrifically bad... Read more »

Ryan Dempster Eats Ass

This one’s for the Cubs Coven – BK and all his alter egos, Hawk, Forklift, Stew and Kurt, the young, idealistic rose colored glasses wearing Cub fan who we managed to educate, and turn to the dark side… See, harken back to the exciting days July 2001, when the Tampa Bay Rays were actually Devil Rays... Read more »

Ron Santo was part of something truly special

Ron Santo was part of something truly special
I saw Ron Santo play. Granted, I was too young and ignorant about the ways of baseball to be truly subjective.  Some may argue that is still the case.  Some can bite me. I was five in 1969, which means I was all of nine when he was traded to the Sox.  It would be... Read more »
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A word about rushing prospects too soon

Executive Summary: on the 2012 Cubs, there is no such thing as rushing prospects too soon. Cubs fans of the past ten years or so know the names of Felix Pie, Hee Seop Choi and Corey Patterson.  At one point, all three guys were brought up to the team with large hype.  Patterson, you will recall,... Read more »

The Cubs need to win trades more than games at this point

The Cubs need to win trades more than games at this point
If anyone still had any doubt whether or not to trade Matt Garza, or sign him to a long term deal, look no further than the first inning last night. The two homers he gave up sucked, sure.  But it was the thick-headed taffypull he had with that Francisco guy that should seal the deal... Read more »