Posts in category "Cubs"

Anyone who thinks the Ricketts Family is just trying to maximize Cubs profits is wrong

First of all, here’s the post where we put in all the Categories related to Your 2013 Chicago Cubs.  Dioner Navarro, your room is over there, Scott Baker, first door on the left.  Kyuji Fujikawa, we’re going to have you set up right over here. Personally, I got kind of excited Monday night, I think... Read more »

The Official Goatriders Stance on Whether Almost-Certain PED User Sammy Sosa Is Elected to the Hall of Fame

The Official Goatriders Stance on Whether Almost-Certain PED User Sammy Sosa Is Elected to the Hall of Fame
Who cares? I just love posting his ‘white’ pictures. Hey, at least we won’t ever have to sit through another Casey Coleman start.  That’s good news, eh? Enjoy the Scott Feldman Era, everyone!

What it has come to: no (firetrucks) given about Cubs anymore (um, UPDATE)

What it has come to: no (firetrucks) given about Cubs anymore (um, UPDATE)
In a world where: the Big 10 is now the Big 14 because of “geography”; the owner of the Marlins can essentially trade the Marlins to Toronto, and the Commissioner just yawns and rubber stamps it; two weeks after declaring the Bears as Super Bowl winners, fans want to cut all the players as well... Read more »
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Help Wanted - Pitchers for 2013 Cubs (UPDATED for sweet Nostradamic action)

Help Wanted - Pitchers for 2013 Cubs (UPDATED for sweet Nostradamic action)
UPDATE – Scott Baker is in the fold.  Expect Brandon McCarthy and Kevin Correia any day now. This is in response to the series of articles the Tribune is making their two lead baseball beat writers provide for the Sox (DOOOONNNNTTTT CAAAAAARRRRREEEE) and the Cubs.  Each day, the writer is forced to present a positional recap... Read more »

At this point, we Cub fans must practice great restraint

At this point, we Cub fans must practice great restraint
Fact: nearly every other team in the majors is better than the Cubs right now. Fact: nearly every other pitching staff is better than the Cubs’ staff. Fact: nearly every pitcher available in the free agent or trade market is better than nearly anyone the Cubs have right now. Fact: the Cubs will spend resources... Read more »

Building for tomorrow, today

Building for tomorrow, today
And other platitudes that don’t actually mean anything. Last night I was relaxing with the wife, watching an old rerun of Parenthood, when my brother Facebooked me a question: are you watching the game? It’s actually good. I had to think for a second about what he could’ve been writing about, and then I remembered… meaningful... Read more »
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The Reason why there was so much Jackson and Vitters in 2012

The Reason why there was so much Jackson and Vitters in 2012
Thanks to Bruce Miles, raw unsweetened Essence of Theo provides justification Behold one of the finest blog entries I have ever read from the Daily Herald’s Bruce Miles.  Simplicity in its finest – more or less a straight transcript, or at least, closer to a transcript of Theo Epstein’s 2012 Cubs post-mortem than the local newspapers felt like... Read more »

Who's Coming North with the Cubs in 2013?

Who's Coming North with the Cubs in 2013?
It’s depressing that there are legal adults who ain’t gotta clue about phone booths and their original purpose.  If you see one, now, chances are it has been converted into a time machine.  There’s one sitting next to a closed gas-station in the next town over, and I stepped in.  Well, ok, I squoze my... Read more »

The worst season of our lives is not 2012

No, upon reflection, the worst season of our lives is surely one in which the Cubs broke our hearts. This year, there’s been none of the heartbreak (except, maybe, when Kerry surrendered early on) and the losses feel just as meaningless as the wins. It’s been hard to blog about the Cubs. Heck, it’s been... Read more »
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Is there a place in the New Cubs organization for Old Cubs

Is there a place in the New Cubs organization for Old Cubs
Yesterday, four months after his abrupt yet necessary retirement from the game, Kerry Wood was honored by the Cubs with a pre-game ceremony, including a first pitch by his son Justin (who is as “effectively wild” as his old man) and, finally, an essentially solo performance of “Ballgame” by Justin during the 7th inning stretch. ... Read more »