Archive for October, 2007

Wood Files For Free Agency

Tuesday, October 30th, 2007

Cubs.com sez Kerry Wood has filed for free agency. He still has till November 12th to talk exclusively with the Cubs.
It would be extremely sad to see Woody in another uniform, but unless he is happy in a set-up role, I don’t know if he would be willing to hang around the north side […]

Red Sox Win, Yankees Keep Losing, The Rest Of Us Yawn

Monday, October 29th, 2007

Congratulations are due to the Boston Red Sox for winning their second championship in four years. They were touted as the best team in baseball all year and, for once, the best team in baseball actually finished the season with a win. Despite allowing the Yankees to make thing interesting for them […]

Digging Up The Past

Saturday, October 27th, 2007

While digging up the the old ballpark in order to instal a state of the art drainage system, the crew found the old concrete supports for the Bears goal posts.

The Bears played on the north side from 1921 to 1970. The goal posts were located nearby home plate and the left field […]

2008 Schedule Released

Thursday, October 11th, 2007

The Cubs usually are one of the last teams to release their next year’s schedule, sometimes waiting until after the post-season is complete, but we get to have a little glimpse of what we can expect next year today.
The Cubs lead off the year at home against the Brewers and Astros. You have to […]

Karma

Monday, October 8th, 2007

The lovely wife just pointed this out -
The Indians send the Yankees packing on Columbus Day.
…I thought it was chuckle-worthy…

Tribune Looks To Screw Over Cubs As Long As Possible

Monday, October 8th, 2007

Curve for Cubs bidders: Trib stalls on sale
Team sale heads into 2008; Trib may still own on opening day
The effort to sell the Chicago Cubs has slowed to a crawl as the team’s owner brainstorms ways to reap maximum cash from its pinstriped asset.
Yea, it’s called ‘extending the bidding war’.
“There’s no hard deadline, and I […]

Cubs 2008 Tentative Schedule

Sunday, October 7th, 2007

This is the Cubs 2008 tentative schedule from what I was able to piece together as other teams begin to release their schedules.
March 31 - Brewers
April 02 - Brewers
April 03 - Brewers
April 22 - @ Rockies
April 23 - @ Rockies
April 29 - Brewers
April 30 - Brewers
May 01 - Brewers
May 05 - @ Reds
May 06 - […]

They Died As They Lived

Sunday, October 7th, 2007

The Cubs season ended they way it began, with “the best free agent on the market” making an out.
At least this year, the Cubs ended their post-season quickly and in a whole unsurprising manner. There was no ball randomly dribbling between someone legs or some bizarre fan interference that ruins some poor kids life. […]

Let’s Play 3!

Saturday, October 6th, 2007

So who has contributed more to the team during the post-season so far?
The guy who showed up for game 3 in a cab…

or in a Cubbie blue Hummer?

The Cubs should be able to knock around Hernandez today. Let’s hope Rich can pitch a complete game shutout. Either way, let’s go get ‘em!!

Wow. Just Wow…

Monday, October 1st, 2007

Tim Kurkijihskfkjfjnn, immediately following the end of the Padres-Rockies game on Sportscenter.
“Well, I’m not a replay guy in baseball. Let’s assume for a second that they’ll replay this and we’ve got an entire stadium in Colorado exploding around everyone. I mean, they haven’t been to the playoffs since 1995 and then they say, […]