Posts tagged "Ryan Dempster"

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 »

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 »
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Cubs 2012 - Week 2 Recap

Cubs 2012 - Week 2 Recap
Let’s recap everything that matters thus far the past two weeks: Jeff Samardzija – barely finished a fifth inning that he entered with a nine-run lead.  Maybe he requires the rush of close competition.  It sure looked like he completely lost focus Friday evening.  Darwin Barney – does not hit like a starting big league... Read more »

Unconditional Faith in Theo Must Endure

So, the lineup that needs NO introduction, because, even if I introduced it, nobody would care….your 2012 Chicago Cubs! DeJesus RF, Barney 2B, Castro SS, LaHair 1B, Soriano LF, Stewart 3B, Byrd CF, Soto C, Dempster P. A 22 year old third hitter, a Quadruple A poster boy, a miserable, godforesaken contract, a rookie-of-the-year who... Read more »

Happy New Year! Here are your 2012 Cubs as of right now.

There’ve been a few moves, but for the most part it’s still not quite clear what next year’s Cubs will look like. The picture almost certainly won’t be any clearer until we figure out the fate of a certain Cub starting pitcher, and that is Matt Garza. Every Cub outlet in the universe has already... Read more »
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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 »

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 »

Starlin Castro To Triple-A, Please

Starlin Castro To Triple-A, Please
The following is a guest post written by Bradley Woodrum of Cubs Stats. While I might disagree with Bradley on this point (I’ll be writing my rebuttal later in the week), I think he’s a great writer, and the interwebs seems to agree with me, as his work has appeared on Fangraphs, among other sites.... 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 »