Posts in category "Theo Epstein"

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 »

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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More thoughts on the Start of the Reconstruction

More thoughts on the Start of the Reconstruction
I have watched more Cubs baseball this week than I have all season.  I totally understand this brands me as a sick, twisted individual who apparently has no life and no appreciation for quality.  The first of two reasons why I have watched the Cubs this week is because I figured they would win these... Read more »

I'm kinda proud of you all, Cubs fans

Well, they finally did it.  House has been cleaned.  There are still some Mathers and Sorianos lying about, and I still can’t imagine what the hell a “stress reaction” is in Garza’s elbow – probably is a new word for “pain”.  I believe the extra effort they had to put in on the Dempster deal... Read more »

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 »
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Happy Anthony Rizzo Day!

Happy Anthony Rizzo Day!
It’s a special occasion, like a birthday.  Or Christmas.  Or the Easter Bunny day.  Or a toof-fell-out day. (Does not apply below Interstate 80, or in other areas where Mountain Dew is sold.  Or Cheerwine.  That stuff is simply dental suicide). Lou Gehrig Anthony Rizzo, the Future of the Chicago Cubs, is here at long last. ... Read more »