Posts in category "Non-Cubs Baseball"

Jon Lester will learn to crochet before he decides on a team

Jon Lester will learn to crochet before he decides on a team
In between teaching (finals are coming up) and the lack of news (other than the Chicago Cubs basically giving the rooftops the finger again), and Dabs actually blogging for the first time in OMG I LOST COUNT, we’re still no closer to seeing who will win the epic poker game between the Cubs and the... Read more »

As the Shark Turns....(Update: Or not?)

As the Shark Turns....(Update: Or not?)
Mere months after being traded to the Oakland Athletics to drive that club’s failed postseason push, former Cubs ace Jeff Samardzija looks to be on the move again:   AL source says A’s are involved in multi-player deal. On verge of trading big piece for three or four players. — Jane Lee (@JaneMLB) November 29,... Read more »

We sure could use some news, eh?

We sure could use some news, eh?
Today actually didn’t suck, and in many ways I think the school I work for does things so much better than other schools in Chicago.  Obviously things could be better (I’d prefer not to have to keep students from trying to kill each other) but compared to some other stories I’ve hard in CPS schools,... Read more »
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Oscar Taveras and the Infinite Sadness

Oscar Taveras and the Infinite Sadness
I’ll admit that I was going to make my triumphant return the other night. I had what the world really needed which was yet another blistering hot take about Joe Maddon, but thankfully I left it unfinished before going to bed. Sadly I was busy during game 5 of the World Series, and so I... Read more »

What the what? Joe Maddon leaves the Tampa Bay Rays (Update)

What the what? Joe Maddon leaves the Tampa Bay Rays (Update)
My goodness, how the small market mighty have fallen. Just a couple weeks after Andrew Friedman left the Tampa Bay Rays to become the new head of baseball operations for the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Rays manager, Joe Maddon, decided he didn’t want to stick around in Florida either:   Hmmm. Wonder where he’s going.... Read more »

The World of Possibility

The World of Possibility
The Kansas City Royals are a win away from the World Series. Take a breath, collect your thoughts, and then ponder that with a clearer mind.  The Kansas City Royals are a win away from the World Series. They were built on prospects, ultimately shrewd trades and signings, and a plan that general manager Dayton... Read more »
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The One Where the Dodgers Hit the Jackpot

The One Where the Dodgers Hit the Jackpot
Yeah, so the Los Angeles Dodgers, who have swimming pools full of cash to dive into, found their new head of baseball operations in Andrew Friedman.  Here’s a sampling of the bajillion tweets about the big get:   BREAKING: Andrew Friedman is leaving #Rays for #Dodgers. Matt Silverman will take over Rays baseball operations. —... Read more »

Random baseball thoughts

Random baseball thoughts
The American League Championship Series will feature the Kansas City Royals (first time since 1985) and Baltimore Orioles (first time since 1997) as both teams swept their opponents in the “second” round of the playoffs.  Future Cub James Shields pitched strong ball, while the Orioles scored just enough to squeak by. As many have noted,... Read more »

The best day in MLB postseason action and I missed most of it

The best day in MLB postseason action and I missed most of it
I just saw this play:   Great tag. #ALDS pic.twitter.com/os9xYVy1Mr — MLB Fan Cave (@MLBFanCave) October 4, 2014   I mean, what an incredible play to erase the leadoff double on a pretty bad baserunning error by the pinch-runner, Collin Cowgill. It was a damn fine throw from the new center fielder, Jarrod Dyson, who... Read more »
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They might be Giants

They might be Giants
This was not as suspenseful of a game as the last Wild Card game between the A’s and Royals, but for me, a Bay Area native, it was just as fun.  The Giants won behind the incredible pitching performance of one Madison Bumgarner and will advance to face the Washington Nationals in the National League... Read more »