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Where Have You Been, Young Man? 1

Did you guys notice that so many things are happening with the Cubs? SO MANY THINGS! I know I haven’t written about them- Well, all season. Part of that was because I canceled cable, so I haven’t really been able to watch baseball. I got sucked back in, thanks to the call-ups and Better Call […]

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The Best Bad Cubs Team of My Time: BN Jake Fox

As you can see from the above blurb, Cody Ransom was the inspiration for this list. At the time, Ransom was batting a respectable .250 and slugging .574 with a .905 OPS. That was less than two months ago. Ransom ruined my grand plans to start him at third base for this team. Instead, I had to slot in one of my bench guys and add first alternate Jake Fox to my bench. So, congratulations to Jake Fox. Like a right-handed Brant Brown, he swung for the fences, hit some bombs, and struck out a shit-ton. That’s good enough to beat out Cody Ransom for a slot on the bench of the Best Bad Cubs Team of My Time.


The Best Bad Cubs Team of My Time: BN Brant Brown

A passing comment on Twitter has led to my next pet project. I’ve compiled a 25-man roster of the best bad Cubs of my time. Let me clarify a few things right off the bat. I looked at stats, but I really don’t care about your stats-based argument. This is supposed to be fun. Calm down. As you’ll see as the roster develops, personality wasn’t as big a factor as it was for the Bottom 126. However, watching a bad player play well as a Cub made generally made him pretty likeable. I’m starting with the bullpen, then I’ll do the bench, then the starting pitchers, and finally the starting eight.


The Best Bad Cubs Team of My Time: BN Bryan LaHair

A passing comment on Twitter has led to my next pet project. I’ve compiled a 25-man roster of the best bad Cubs of my time. Let me clarify a few things right off the bat. I looked at stats, but I really don’t care about your stats-based argument. This is supposed to be fun. Calm down. As you’ll see as the roster develops, personality wasn’t as big a factor as it was for the Bottom 126. However, watching a bad player play well as a Cub made generally made him pretty likeable. I’m starting with the bullpen, then I’ll do the bench, then the starting pitchers, and finally the starting eight.


The Best Bad Cubs Team of My Time: BN Geovany Soto

Cubs fans love arguing about the backup catcher. From Paul Bako to Henry Blanco to Koyie Hill, the Cubs have had some amazing ones. Only Geovany Soto, however was second-besIf there’s one thing that Cubs fans love, it’s overpaying for bad beer. If there’s a backup thing that Cubs fans love, it’s arguing about which backup catcher should be on the roster. From Paul Bako to Henry Blanco to Koyie Hill, the Cubs have had some amazing ones. Some of those have had some weird-good stretches. Remember when Koyie Hill was sort of good for a while? Or when Henry Blanco couldn’t stop hitting doubles? Only Geovany Soto, however, was second-best-bad-enough to spell the starting catcher on The Best Bad Cubs Team of My Time. When Soto was good, he was very, very good. But when he was bad, he was awful.t-bad-enough to spell the starting catcher on The Best Bad Cubs Team of My Time. When Soto was good, he was very, very good. But when he was bad, he was awful.


The Best Bad Cubs Team of My Time: BN Domingo Ramos

With the bullpen complete, and before we get into the starting rotation and lineup, it’s time to fill out the Cub bench. Even GOOD Cubs teams have diminutive, light-hitting middle infielders. And there are few light-hitting middle infielders who stepped up their game as a Cub more than Domingo Ramos did. So Ramos claims the first bench spot on the Best Bad Cubs Team of My Time as my backup infielder.


It’s Len Kasper Appreciation Day!

If there’s one terrible thing about having to watch Comcast Sports Net and WGN to see Cubs games, it’s the fact that the Cubs share TV time with the White Sox. Therefore, every time they run a TV promo of two of the most exciting moments in recent (2005 DIDN’T FUCKING HAPPEN) White Sox history, […]


Surprise! Idiots are Already Panicking. I Think.

I haven’t intentionally read a Steve Rosenbloom article ever. But after inadvertently reading the lede of his latest succinctly-titled article, “Losing to the Pirates shows how much better the Cubs pitching needs to be,” I couldn’t resist. I didnít expect the Cubs to win 90 games this season, but I sure didnít expect them to […]


Freyday Night Fray: New vs. Old

Kosuke Fukudome isn’t going to be around forever. Definitely not next year, and possibly not even by the end of this year. Jim Frey, on the other hand, is eternal, making me tempted to ROCK THE BOAT. So, what say you of today? Do you like change or fear it? VS. New Friday Old Friday […]