Posts in category "Carlos Zambrano"

And then came the realization that the Cubs are going to be pretty boring in 2012

And then came the realization that the Cubs are going to be pretty boring in 2012
Sweet blessed Jaisus, things are gonna be muy caliente in Miami. Ozzie, Big Z, Hanley Ramirez, Jose Reyes.  Logan Morrison is no Mensa member, either.  Man, if this team doesn’t jump out and lead end-to-end this year?  The machisimo, the backbiting and finger-pointing.  The families and all that Latino Heat!  The dramatic awkwardness of all that... Read more »

Blind, unconditional trust in Theo Epstein must continue

Blind, unconditional trust in Theo Epstein must continue
On MLB radio today, Jim Memelo and Todd Hollandsworth noted quite correctly that if Jim Hendry was still in the Cubs’ GM chair, with the underwhelming lack of activity so far, that we Cubs fans would be storming 1060 W. Addison with torches and pitchforks.  I mean, eff you, Memelo…I don’t even own a pitchfork!... Read more »

Change the operation and the rest will follow

This is Chicago baseball. The team collapses once every two or three years.  Well, that’s not true.  It feels to Cub fans as if the team collapses every year – if we’re lucky, not until October.  But on occasion – in 2000, then again in 2006, then in 2009, and once more in 2011 things... Read more »
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Someone yelled, Who Fired Jim Hendry?, when after all, it was you and me

Someone yelled, Who Fired Jim Hendry?, when after all, it was you and me
Pleased to meet you, hope you guessed my name. As I write this, we are down 3-1 to the Cardinals.  I thought we would instantly be better?? Well, even if we get stomped by the Evil Satanic Fowl, today is a good day, as you might expect, now that Jim Hendry’s termination was announced.  I... Read more »

Why Zambrano's tantrum is, really, a very good thing for the Cubs

Why Zambrano's tantrum is, really, a very good thing for the Cubs
OK, in order for this line of reasoning to work, you have to agree with the premise that: all that matters for the Cubs is the future right now.  What happens the rest of this season doesn’t mean dick, because Hendry and Quade are being entirely short sighted, ignoring playing prospects in order to possibly... Read more »

Why do we even bother - The 2011 Cubs at the halfway point

They’ve played 79 games….eeeeh, close enough. In situations such as the one your 2011 Chicago Cubs find themselves in, the biggest commodity that needs to be doled out is “blame”, although there are some reasons for “praise” as well.  When discharging your own personal Protected By Our Constitution Assault Weapon of Blame, you may choose... Read more »
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We listen to Cubs related banter on the radio, so you don't have to

Over the past few days, I have had the opportunity to listen to tons of Chicago sports radio, nearly all of which are concerned with the upcoming Cubs/Sox series.  Of that, most of it has devolved into comparisons between the good-pitch/no-hit Sox being torn apart by the constant bickering between their manager and Gm, and... Read more »

Monday Morning News and Notes

Today’s column will focus less on the newspaper and online outlets, and more on my first hand observations from this weekend. I was lucky enough to score tickets to Friday and Saturday’s game, before watching last night’s game on ESPN. A lot of intersting things happened over the weekend in Boston, both personally and with... Read more »

Monday Morning News and Notes

Today’s column will focus less on the newspaper and online outlets, and more on my first hand observations from this weekend. I was lucky enough to score tickets to Friday and Saturday’s game, before watching last night’s game on ESPN. A lot of intersting things happened over the weekend in Boston, both personally and with... Read more »
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Can the Cubs beat the Red Sox?

Historic series! 1918! Can you believe how long ago that was? That was so long ago! Who cares, it’s 2011 and the Red Sox are way better than the Cubs. But that doesn’t necessarily mean the North Siders are about to be swept. Having said that, tonight looks like a sure loss. Jon Lester is... Read more »