Posts tagged "Cubs"

Afterglow Is Officially Over

Afterglow Is Officially Over
The Cubs bowed out of the Major League Year-End Tournament last night to the tune of a 9-1 shellacking at the hands of the Los Angeles Dodgers. With that, the title of champion will be passed on to another, not yet known team. Let’s hope not the Yankees. Now we can all move on past... Read more »

A to Z Challenge: R is for Ricky!

A to Z Challenge: R is for Ricky!
Honestly, better said, R is for Rick, the White Sox manager doesn’t go by Ricky much these days. Rick, though, just don’t track. Admittedly, this isn’t much of a report card on Renteria because we are just 60 or so games into his tenure as White Sox manager. Rather, it’s first impressions, after the first... Read more »

A to Z Challenge: C is for Cubs

A to Z Challenge: C is for Cubs
Could C be for anything else in Chicago these days? It’s hard to argue that the Cubs winning the World Series for the first time in over 100 years was the biggest sports story of 2016. Some folks have written how it is the last great sports story. Like so many “hot takes” these days,... Read more »
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The Loss of an Identity

The Loss of an Identity
Was talking, well texting, with a good friend who just defended his dissertation. I asked how it went, and of course he’s a doctor now. He made a great comment though about the end of the process. It’s a weird sense of identity loss. I knew exactly what he meant and soon, many Cubs fans... Read more »

Cubs v. Indians: Match Up Of The Apocalypse

Cubs v. Indians: Match Up Of The Apocalypse
Phone rings. It’s my dad. I answer. “Hey Pop.” “You could be rooting for an American League Champion if you weren’t a traitor.” “Thanks Pop. Love to mom.” And that was the phone conversation I had earlier this week when the Cleveland Indians clinched the American League and advanced to the World Series for the... Read more »

Is There Something Going On? Kris Bryant Debuts

Is There Something Going On? Kris Bryant Debuts
Don’t know if you heard, but Kris Bryant is debuting today at Wrigley Field.  I’m sure if I went lurking around the White Sox corners of the internet, there would be the requisite bitching about how this is a Cubs town, people forecasting his failure, in fact hoping for it, and the general little brother... Read more »
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All You Need To Need to Know About Spring Training: Will Farrell

All You Need To Need to Know About Spring Training: Will Farrell
Before you accuse me of hating Will Farrell, you should know I quote Ricky Bobby on a regular basis, when I want to annoy my wife I channel his “Overly Literate Lover” character, and I thought he was underrated in Stranger Than Fiction.  But his flogging his next project by appearing in every spring training... Read more »

You Can't Win If You Don't Play: White Sox and Joe Maddon

You Can't Win If You Don't Play: White Sox and Joe Maddon
There are some really exciting, young baseball players in Chicago right now.  There is a possibility that some more will make their way to the big leagues by 2015 and help the team with a playoff push.  As it happens, one of the best managers in baseball, a pretty strong consensus if there ever was... Read more »

Series 11 White Sox v. Cubs: Classic

Series 11 White Sox v. Cubs: Classic
The White Sox took three of four from the Evil Chicago Cubs.  My life is validated.  I am whole.  I can lord this thrilling victory of the Crosstown Cub over two thirds of the Chicago baseball loving public.  My White Sox Fan brethren and I an proudly jut our collective jar out to the world... Read more »
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Cubs vs. White Sox Chicago's Crosstown Classic?

Cubs vs. White Sox Chicago's Crosstown Classic?
Now we come to that point of the season that has been declining in interest for at least the last four years, maybe more.  I feel like I’ve written about this before.  That’s right, I did.  Matt Speigel wants us to believe that these games still matter, that there is some sort of civic rivalry... Read more »