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Home Sweet Home

Home Sweet Home
Tonight’s Blogapalooza is asking us to write about one of the most favorite places I’ve ever lived in.  Now that I’m in Chicago, I have no desire to leave, but if I had a choice of going anywhere else, I think North Carolina would be high on the list. See, once upon a time I... Read more »

In Honor of Jackie Robinson Day

In Honor of Jackie Robinson Day
You know, I almost decided not to wake up early today, but then I re-evaluated the situation and realized that this could be a very educational experience for my son.  As a first-generation Asian-American with a mixed-ethnicity child (he’s got bits of Chinese, Mexican, and assorted European heritage sprinkled in), we are actually more of... Read more »

Alarming Rise in Pitching Injuries

Alarming Rise in Pitching Injuries
While we are still reeling from the very annoying loss to the Pirates on Thursday afternoon, I noted that many folks on our Facebook page were freaking out because Cubs manager Rick Renteria dared to take out Travis Wood after a brilliant pitching performance.  Naturally, we shouldn’t be too high on a guy like Brian... Read more »
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Opening Day Has Arrived..... Sorta

Opening Day Has Arrived..... Sorta
Very early this morning Major League Baseball had their opening day in Australia. Since the game started at four in the morning eastern standard time, I am not too sure how many Americans actually were able to watch the game live, but the 2014 season is officially underway. At least in terms of baseball. I... Read more »

Kris Medlen may be hurt; ramifications for Cubs? (UPDATE: Maybe Beachy too)

Kris Medlen may be hurt; ramifications for Cubs? (UPDATE: Maybe Beachy too)
The news came in just a bit ago that Atlanta Braves starter Kris Medlen apparently injured his right elbow during a Grapefruit League start.  We have to wait a bit to see whether this is just a tweak or a serious injury, but the fact that Medlen took himself out of the game and grabbed... Read more »

The Book on Baseball

The Book on Baseball
January Blogapalooza is upon us, and it seems we have to write about a character in a book or a movie that affected us.  I’m going to cheat a little bit here, because I CAN (don’t fire me Julie and Jimmy). One of my favorite players of all time is Barry Bonds, who probably won’t... Read more »
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Baseball Hall of Fame: Whats Next?

Baseball Hall of Fame: Whats Next?
Yesterday, we took a look at the Baseball Hall of Fame, and how frustrations were starting to come out from some of the Baseball Writers Association of America. Unfortunately, there will likely not be any change in the voting procedures for quite some time; especially not after they voted in three players to the Hall... Read more »

Baseball Hall of Fame: Frustrations Boil Over

Baseball Hall of Fame: Frustrations Boil Over
Let me start off by once again offering up my heartfelt congratulations to Major League Baseball’s newest members of the Hall of Fame, Greg Maddux, Frank Thomas and Tom Glavine. I should also offer up congratulations to the Baseball Writers Association of America for not completely screwing up this year’s Hall of Fame class. After... Read more »

The Hitter Aging Curve and the Cubs Young Core

The Hitter Aging Curve and the Cubs Young Core
We interrupt your regularly scheduled Tanaka mania to bring you this. Jeff Zimmerman has been working on a series about hitter aging curve that is so incredibly relevant to the Cubs situation. The two pieces are well worth the read if you haven’t already done so here and here. The gist of the two pieces... Read more »
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Christmastime in Wrigleyville!

Christmastime in Wrigleyville!
It is Christmastime in Wrigleyville, and all over the world for that matter. A time of reflection, a time for love and good cheer; this is also a time of hope for the future, which is something all fans of the Chicago Cubs have. My sincere wish is for you all to have a safe... Read more »