Posts tagged "James Russell"

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 »

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 »

Which one of the 2012 Cubs should you attach yourself to?

Which one of the 2012 Cubs should you attach yourself to?
Hello again! It’s been a month.  Chances are, nobody ever checks this site anymore, so unless you are one of my FB friends or this is really really good and the webmaster decides to feature this, you’ll never see it.  Too bad.  However, that’s never stopped me before.  So let’s have at it. The story of... Read more »
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Frustrating times both in Cub Nation in general and at Goatriders in particular

Been taking some shit from some of you about the brevity and the sparsity of our posts.  I could assume a lot of it is due to your frustration of being a Cubs fan.  I share your frustration.  The season is a month old and, what, Marmol has lost four goddancing games all by himself?  It was... Read more »

Series Preview: Cubs at Dodgers

Surprise: This post was actually written by Pete Alford! Chicago Cubs (12-15) vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (14-15) The month of April can be best described as one of mediocrity.  For the majority of the month the Cubs hovered around .500 and never seemed to get off the ground.  The Cubs head to Chavez Ravine to... Read more »

Series Preview: Cubs vs. Rockies

We have before us a series of epic consequences: the 10-11 Chicago Cubs do battle with the 14-7 Colorado Rockies.  If the Cubs are able to overcome the odds and can actually string together consecutive victories, then we will learn that it’s actually possible. If, however, the Cubs continue lose as often as they win,... Read more »
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The 2010 Cubs were great at being awful

The 2010 Cubs were great at being awful
The folks at Baseball Reference recently posted an item to their blog titled, 2010 Cubs: Blowout Specialists. The Cubs lost 11 games last season by 10 or more runs; only 12 teams have managed to do that since 1901. How does a team manage to lose repeatedly by ten or more runs? I suppose conceptually it’s... Read more »

Cubs Spring Training Mega-Preview: James Russell

Just because you pitch left-handed does not mean you should be a starter is what the Cubs should be thinking. If your five pitchers are all right-handed, then so be it. The last few years, the Cubs were able to have Ted Lilly anchor the left side and do it quite well. Mike Quade said... Read more »