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Mike Quade's out as the Chicago Cubs Manager - Who may replace him?

Mike Quade's out as the Chicago Cubs Manager - Who may replace him?
One day after officially announcing the hires of new General Manager Jed Hoyer and Scouting Director Jason McLeod on Tuesday, Theo Epstein and the Chicago Cubs decided to part ways with manager Mike Quade.  Quade experienced a tumultuous season in 2011 where the Chicago Cubs finished in 5th place with a 71-91 record.  It came... Read more »

Theo Epstein Reportedly 'Close' To Joining Chicago Cubs

Theo Epstein Reportedly 'Close' To Joining Chicago Cubs
No better way to return to blog writing than to report some incredibly significant news.  Multiple sources are reporting that Theo Epstein, the once wunderkind general manager who orchestrated 2 World Series Champion teams in Boston, and now irrational martyr of the Boston Red Sox epic collapse of 2011, is on the verge of joining... Read more »

How historically bad has Adam Dunn been?

How historically bad has Adam Dunn been?
Adam Dunn has been the focus of scrutiny from White Sox fans this past season for his incredible lack of production.  While watching Dunn miss an outside curveball this past weekend by nearly a foot, a thought came across my mind.   I know Adam Dunn has been bad, but just how bad has he been?  ... Read more »
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Justin Verlander, You May Now Collect Your Cy Young. AL MVP Next?

Justin Verlander, You May Now Collect Your Cy Young.  AL MVP Next?
The contest should be over.  Justin Verlander is the American League Cy Young Award winner for 2011. Baring an unlikely catastrophic collapse in the last month, the only contest that Justin Verlander is in is a race for the A.L. MVP.  Don’t believe me?  Let me convince you. Baseball consists of two mindsets, or mentalities. ... Read more »

I don't #$@*ing care if Devin Hester was paid in college

I don't #$@*ing care if Devin Hester was paid in college
Recently, the University of Miami and all of  “amateur” athletics was set ablaze by a series of allegations from former athletic booster Nevin Shapiro.  Shapiro, who is serving a 20 year sentence for his involvement in a ponzi scheme, claims to have paid money to University of Miami athletes and recruits for nearly a decade. ... Read more »

New Illinois Athletic Director Mike Thomas: "We need to be the king of Chicago."

New Illinois Athletic Director Mike Thomas: "We need to be the king of Chicago."
“We need to be the king of the state,” Thomas said after his announcement in a Memorial Stadium luxury box. “We need to be the king of Chicago. We need to have a real presence there. “We have to make sure we have our arms around Chicago. What the gameplan is right now, 3 to... Read more »
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Starlin Castro's blossoming stardom - What to watch for in the last 46 games?

Starlin Castro's blossoming stardom - What to watch for in the last 46 games?
The final 46 games of the Chicago Cubs season have little meaning.  Interchangeable parts and departing free agents litter the Cubs roster.  However, baseball fans need to be paying a little more attention.  Starlin Castro is beginning to show a power stroke with his fluid swing, and has Cubs fans salivating at what he could... Read more »

Stephen Colbert Rips Adam Dunn in Hilarious Fashion

Stephen Colbert even sideswipes the cubs in this hilarious 4 minute segment.  At least football is back, Chicago baseball fans.

It's too quiet on the NBA Lockout front.

It's too quiet on the NBA Lockout front.
The NFL lockout has ended, and everyone (including me) is happy.  NFL free agency and the MLB trade deadline has fueled my dormant sports fire, however in all of the hoopla amidst the return of football, I am left asking on question: Why haven’t we heard anything about the progress in NBA lockout talks? The... Read more »
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Oh Jerry Meals, you may want this botched Pirates/Braves call back.

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Last night, the Pirates and Braves played a well fought game that went all the way to the 19th inning, and it should have gone longer.  Jerry Meals, the home plate umpire, made an inexcusable call which ended the game short.  Take a look for yourself. Bud, are you sure you don’t want to implement... Read more »
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