The Cubs Go Exclusive

It’s a rough time to be a fan of the Chicago Cubs, which is an odd sentence to write less than three years after the team famously won their first World Series title in over a century. Back in the 1980s, before lights were added to Wrigley Field, all Cubs home games were broadcast on … Continue reading The Cubs Go Exclusive

The Magic of Cubs Twitter

My latest on Voce Nation: Full squad workouts began last week in Mesa, AZ, as Chicago’s National League Ball Club – the Cubs, in case you’re unfamiliar – begin Spring Training along with the rest of the league. And it looks like they’re already in midseason form.To be clear, I’m talking about the @Cubs Twitter … Continue reading The Magic of Cubs Twitter

Opening Day 2014

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xBxZGQ1dJk The Cubs take the field in Pittsburgh today for the first game of 2014. While the 2013 season largely eluded me I'm excited about the start of a new one, maybe because this winter was so mind-crushingly oppressive. But the fact remains that so many of the games this season, as they have been … Continue reading Opening Day 2014

Because what baseball needs is to be slower

What a terrible, terrible idea. In an unprecedented expansion of its own video replay program, Major League Baseball is giving team managers authority to challenge on-field rulings by sending them to officials outside the stadium. Plays will be reviewed at baseball's new Replay Command Center, located at Major League Baseball's Advanced Media offices in New … Continue reading Because what baseball needs is to be slower

Classy Maddux

I know the popular point of view on this is that it's a slight to the Cubs, who it goes can't even catch a break here, but I'm interpreting it as Maddux continuing to be a real class act who didn't want to slight either of the teams that were so important to his career. … Continue reading Classy Maddux

Meet Clark…you’ll find him on Addison

So yeah... The Cubs have an official mascot. His name is Clark, and he'll make his debut Monday during a visit to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center’s Pediatric Developmental Center. via The Cubs have a new official mascot: Clark the Cub. - redeyechicago.com. I was originally going to say something snarky and mean about this, but … Continue reading Meet Clark…you’ll find him on Addison

Maddux goes to the Hall

Congratulations to one of the, by all accounts, nicest guys in professional sports. Always a class act on the field, obviously a mentor to younger players of all kinds and just a great pitcher. Too bad his career was sullied by so much time spent in Atlanta. 🙂 Maddux broke into the majors with the … Continue reading Maddux goes to the Hall

Mixed day in Chicago sports

Ugh? Yay? A little of both?

Wait ’til 2015?

Rosenbloom on the Cubs as they stand with just a handful of games left in 2012: The current bunch died at the trading deadline. After going 19-10 in July -- I believe Cooperstown asked for that calendar page -- the Cubs have gone 4-18 in their last 22. They’ve hit a robust .213 in that … Continue reading Wait ’til 2015?

Yeah, that really happened

The most disturbing thing I've read on the internet today: Harrelson is in his 28th season as a Sox broadcaster, serving since 1982 except for 1986 when he was the team’s general manager. via Hawk Harrelson gets an earful from Bud Selig for tirade - Chicago Sun-Times. <shudder>