Posts in category "Cubs"

A startling Castro: Chicago Cubs' young "All-Star" looks lost

A startling Castro: Chicago Cubs' young "All-Star" looks lost
Despite 2013 being only his third full Major League season, Starlin Castro has given fans of the Chicago Cubs, as well as management, plenty of reason to question his future on the Northside. In his rookie 2010 season, Castro finished fifth in National League rookie-of-the-year voting. The following two years, Castro was elected to the... Read more »

The Chicago Cubs trade Matt Garza to the Texas Rangers... finally

The Chicago Cubs trade Matt Garza to the Texas Rangers... finally
The Chicago Cubs traded their most valuable asset today, sending pitcher Matt Garza to the Texas Rangers for a four-player package. Garza had been atop the Cubs’ trade list since the beginning of last season, but injuries and other circumstances prevented the team from finding a suitor. With the MLB trade deadline swiftly approaching, the news that... Read more »

The Chicago Cubs will still lose 100 games

The Chicago Cubs will still lose 100 games
Chicago Cubs fans are celebrating the sweep of the White Sox. After winning the finale against the Cincinnati Reds, this brought the team to their first four-game winning streak of the season. The starting pitching has been very good as a whole, and the offense has begun to emerge from its’ early season slumber. In... Read more »
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Top 5 reasons to watch the Chicago Cubs

Top 5 reasons to watch the Chicago Cubs
The Major League Baseball 2013 season has begun and, for Cubs fans, this means two more years of waiting for what has turned into the self-appointed Championship season of 2015. By then, all of the talent acquired by Theo Epstein and co. will have blossomed into glorious on-the-field production, and fans will be waiting to... Read more »

Five suggestions for the Chicago Cubs new mascot

Five suggestions for the Chicago Cubs new mascot
As a part of the remodeling of Wrigley Field, the Chicago Cubs are exploring ways to increase fan interaction at the park. Currently, the idea of introducing a team mascot is under serious consideration. Seeing as certain marketing ideas coming from the hierarchies of Cubs management have not always been well thought-out [see "Go Cubs... Read more »

A New Year's resolution for every Chicago sports fan

A New Year's resolution for every Chicago sports fan
I am not one to normally partake in the yearly tradition of setting new goals or lifestyle changes on the cusp of a new year. I admire those who do, however, and I know many of these people struggle to find a realistic, yet worthwhile, resolution to settle on. In the spirit of the end... Read more »
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10 Reasons Chicago sports fans should be thankful today [Slideshow]

#10: The Blackhawks have not lost a game since last season's playoffs.
For those having trouble finding reasons to be thankful about any of the city’s sports franchises today, I offer these 10 fool-proof reasons for Chicago sports fans to be thankful:

A new Cubs curse? Twitter strikes again

A new Cubs curse? Twitter strikes again
Carlos Marmol allegedly told reporters yesterday that he had been traded to the Anaheim Angels. Twitter lit-up with reports that Marmol had been dealt in exchange for Angels starter Dan Haren. Numerous sources then began confirming that the trade was a done deal. Hours later, a Cubs source squashed the reports, claiming there was no... Read more »

Potential Bob Brenly replacements, and the one man who SHOULD get the job -- Chicago Cubs

Potential Bob Brenly replacements, and the one man who SHOULD get the job -- Chicago Cubs
Let’s be honest: there is no ideal replacement for Bob Brenly. The chemistry that developed between Brenly and play-by-play man Len Kasper over the past eight seasons was nothing short of broadcasting gold, and the Cubs’ television booth will never be the same. That being said, the situation seemed just as bleak nine seasons ago,... Read more »
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You Might Be a Meatball if...

You Might Be a Meatball if...
Let’s face it: if you’re a Chicago sports fan, you inherently have a bit of meatball in you. Some of us, however, exhibit this terrifying, yet alluring quality a bit more than others. With that, I give you ten sure signs you boast a heavy dose of meatball.   You might be a Meatball if:... Read more »