Archive for the 'Cubs' Category

Wrigleyville Storm Destruction

Saturday, August 25th, 2007

On August 23rd, 2007, Chicagoland was hit hard by a fast moving storm that laid waste to certain parts of the city and suburbs. Trees were uprooted, windows were blown out and basements were flooded. Many people were left without power for days. The area surrounding Wrigley Field had it’s share of desvestation, including damage […]

Quotable

Wednesday, August 1st, 2007

“Everybody should get to play for the Cubs one time,” catcher Jason Kendall said. “This is what baseball is all about.”

Road Trippin’

Sunday, July 22nd, 2007

So, have I missed anything lately?
As the Cubs continue their amazing turnaround this season, I have been able to happily follow the action but I have been so busy with my new job that I have had little time and energy to comment on the goings-on. Another interesting thing that I have noticed is […]

Wrigley Field - The Ultimate Set-Piece

Thursday, May 24th, 2007

While the Cubs are in California, Hollywood came to Wrigley Field for the filming of a scene from “The Express”, a movie about Ernie Davis, the first african-american man to win the Heisman Trophy. He was drafted first overall in the 1962 NFL draft and tragically died of leukemia before playing in a single pro […]

Forget About Hitting Jake, It’s Peavy’s Town

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2007

There are losses a team suffers, which in the clubhouse afterwords, you’ll hear a manager explain “Sometimes you’ve just got to tip your cap to the other pitcher.” Last night was one of those losses.
Frankly, the way Peavy was pitching, I’m surprised the Cubs managed to scrape across the one run that they did. […]

Willy Wigglestick

Sunday, April 29th, 2007

During the broadcast today on Fox, a big deal was made over an article in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Friday and the subsequent reaction of Tony LaRussa.
The article is basically a crude reworking of the goofy poem “Baseball’s Sad Lexicon” originally written by Franklin Pierce Adams in 1910 and published by the New York […]

Oh Man

Tuesday, April 17th, 2007

Last night, after Lou pulled Marquis, Guzman came in and pitched 2 scoreless innings, striking out 5. He was followed by Ohman who gave up a 3 run home run.
Today, in order to make room for Pie, the Cubs sent down Guzman. The Cubs and Padres proceeded to go 14 innings today, using […]

Clearly, I Need Season Tickets

Monday, April 16th, 2007

Obviously moving a block away from the ballpark is not enough. In order for the Cubs to win their home games, apparently I need to actually go to every one.
The Cubs home record is 2-4. My home record is 2-0.
I decided on a whim to get a ticket for the Cubs […]

What Was That?

Friday, April 13th, 2007

What the hell happened in the 5th inning today?
Z falling apart, Ohman walking in two runs, and the Cubs offense completely shutting down after cruising up till that point.
Seriously, I feel like ripping my eyes out of their sockets.

Juggling Act

Thursday, April 12th, 2007

The Cubs have juggled their rotation yet again after the snow day.
The Cubs have a scheduled day off Thursday, so Piniella and pitching coach Larry Rothschild decided to change the rotation. Carlos Zambrano will remain Friday’s starter, with Wednesday’s scheduled starter, Rich Hill, moving to Saturday.
Ted Lilly will pitch Sunday instead of Saturday and Jason […]