CHICAGO–It took a convention for new Cubs skipper Lou Piniella to emerge from his winter hibernation, and he came out with his teeth bared. Cubs reliever Scott Eyre suggested that the Cubs Convention “overwhelmed” Piniella. Piniella told Eyre, “I’m a little worn down right now.” A little worn down, and a LOT sissified. Maybe Piniella […]
Chris Stynes was impotent at the plate with the Cubs in 2002. Don’t get me wrong. But what led to more “Why the f@#$ is Chris Stynes playing third base?” moments was his glove. At least, I think he was wearing a glove. They wouldn’t have let him take the field without a glove, right? […]
Eat it, ESPN “experts.” Not you, super-intelligent computer.
Yes, it’s a Cubs blog, but well done, Bears. Well done, indeed.
Maybe I’m just jealous of Dan Plesac. I’m left handed. I have about as much muscle mass. He had an 18-year Major League career which he parlayed into a gig at Comcast as an analyst. I’m blogging about him. Yeah. Maybe jealousy is the case. Or maybe it’s his right eyebrow, which appears surprised during […]
Have you ever played the game “Do, Dump, or Marry?” It’s a game played in public when a friend chooses three random people out of a crowd. The player must pick one person to “do,” one to “dump,” and one to “marry.” It’s a stupid game. I only bring it up because it reminds me […]
SOUTH BEND, Ind.–Former Notre Dame wide receiver Jeff Samardzija, who was drafted by the Cubs last year, has decided to forgo his football career for a career pitching with the Cubs. Samardzija’s Tommy John surgery has been scheduled for late August.
Did you guys catch the “Zoo-Doo” fever in the summer of 2000? I sure did. Cubs prospect Julio Zuleta looked like a guy who could hit, posting an impressive line in a small sample of at-bats in 2000. Plus, Zuleta was the closest thing to a real-life President Palmer Pedro Cerrano that we were going […]
ARLINGTON, Tex.–Former slugger Sammy Sosa, out of baseball since the 2005 season, is looking to revitalize his career in the place where it all started. Sosa worked out Tuesday in Arlington for the Texas Rangers, where his career began eighteen years ago. After hitting .221 with only 14 home runs for Baltimore in 2005, Sosa […]
Todd Zeile wore a lot of uniforms in his career (11, to be exact), and he was a halfway decent utilityman for the better part of 16 seasons in the Major Leagues. But not as a Cub. In his 79 games as a Cub, Zeile put up the worst numbers of his career. Go ahead […]