Category Archives : Ex-Cubs


Skip’s Comment of the Week: January 8, 2010

It’s that time of week again, gang. The time of week when we crown a champion. Someone worthy to carry the weight that comes with the bearer of the title of “Comment of the Week.” In keeping with the theme of the week, this week’s winner commented about none other than Hall of Famer, Andre […]


Sweet Uncle Lou’s Friday Roundup: The “HAT FIGHT!” Edition

Now that Andre Dawson is going to be inducted into the Hall of Fame, the war is on (HT: David Chalk). Will he wear a Cubs hat on his Cooperstown plaque, or an Expos hat? I vote for no hat at all, and just let that sweet Jheri curl fly. We’re happily back to a […]

Oh, Canada.

New Year’s Resolutions: 2010 Edition

Since “everyone” on the “staff” at HJE has managed to achieve social perfection, “we” decided to (not really) ask for the New Year’s resolutions of your favorite Cubs (including new Cub Marlon Byrd). And your least favorite Cubs. And some other people.

I resolve to drink less.  BWAHAHAHA!  I look great in robes.

Between me and Rowand, no woman in Chicago went unplowed.

Sweet Uncle Lou’s “Friday” Roundup: The “Chicago Folk Heroes United” Edition

Well, well, well. The two greatest baseball players in Chicago history are finally united in San Francisco. The Giants’ signing of Mark DeRosa unites the stubbly heartthrob with Aaron Rowand, who made ladies swoon over the “run face-first into a wall” move before Reed Johnson thought of it. Thus, the 2010 Giants became an unstoppable […]


That's good bunting form.

A-Ram Baller Becomes a White Sox Fan

Christmas came early to Sox-hating Cubs fans this year. The Los Angeles Dodgers have just traded Juan Pierre to the Chicago White Sox. If you were here for the Bottom 126, you will recall that my entry on Pierre touched off one of the hottest, one-sided debates in HJE history. Welcome back to Chicago, Juan. […]


Skip’s Comment of the Week: December 11, 2009

Boy, oh, boy. How long has it been since old Skip posted a Comment of the Week? Days? Weeks? Months? YEARS!? Mea culpa, ladies and gentlemen. Like a phoenix rising from Joe Altobelli’s ashes, I have returned for this week’s… Few things make me chuckle more than a commenter who stumbles onto HJE, has no […]