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  • I'm happy for Wood, but what are the Cubs doing?

    I'm happy for Wood, but what are the Cubs doing?
    Kerry Wood was going to retire. No, wait, he wasn’t. Kerry Wood didn’t think he could pitch in the majors anymore. No, wait, he wanted to pitch one more time. It looked as if the popular Cubs pitcher who was viewed by some as Tom Ricketts&...
  • Someone needs to explain to Williams what 'rebuilding' means

    Someone needs to explain to Williams what 'rebuilding' means
    Ken Williams said trading closer Sergio Santos for a minor-leaguer is the start of rebuilding the White Sox. Excuse me? No, Kenny, sorry, but trading a closer is not the start of rebuilding unless the closer is Mariano Rivera. Trading Paul Konerko is...
  • Does Sveum know he's reading from a bad script?

    Does Sveum know he's reading from a bad script?
    Dale Sveum sounded so grounded, so non-plussed, so honest even before he was introduced as the new Cubs manager. And now this. Reading what Sveum was saying at the winter meetings makes you wonder if he already has gotten Cubbed. Or maybe someone...
  • Chicago's top celebrity hangouts in 2011

    Chicago's top celebrity hangouts in 2011
    If any of us wondered if celebrities would still visit Chicago after “The Oprah Winfrey Show” ended in May, we now have our answer. Chicago is still a popular destination for film projects — which this year included “Man of...
  • Quade wakes up, now who's next? Hello, Tom Ricketts

    Mike Quade came to the conclusion that the Cubs are no longer contending. Quite the epiphany when you’ve hovering around 20 games under .500 for months, huh? Quade claimed the Cubs were in position to get back in the race if they had a good run...
  • The stupid gas is pumping out strong at Wrigley

    The stupid gas is pumping out strong at Wrigley
    Just some quick aggravation to vent about the Cubs: Cubs interim general manager Jim Hendry traded Kosuke Fukudome to create more playing time for young outfielder Tyler Colvin, who might or might not be a dangerous left-handed power bat the Cubs...
  • Throwing the book at Ricketts

    Throwing the book at Ricketts
    Wait, Tom Ricketts is handing out books to the new Cubs on the pride of the most futile team in sports. Seriously? Wasn’t “Year One’’ all about denying the stench of the past? But if the book includes the pride in being ready...
  • Castro's embarrassing walkabout helps Cubs regain lead in the Idiot League

    I suppose the Cubs should be thankful that Starlin Castro didn’t just drop down and start doing dirt angels on the Wrigley infield while actual baseball was about to commence, but there are plenty of embarrassing aspects of Starlin Castro’s...
  • Selig gives Ricketts a strong endorsement on GM call

    Selig gives Ricketts a strong endorsement on GM call
    While Cubs’ chairman Tom Ricketts has been blistered in some places for being a baseball neophyte incapable of making decisions such as hiring a general manager, that feeling does not extend to the commissioner’s office In fact, Bud Selig,...
  • Cubs farm director Fleita given extension

    Cubs farm director Fleita given extension
    The Cubs have quietly extended the contract of player personnel director Oneri Fleita, one of the key additions of fired general manager Jim Hendry. Fleita, who has been lavishly praised by chairman Tom Ricketts, was given the new deal even though the...
  • Ricketts found a new way to mess up Cubs GM search

    Ricketts found a new way to mess up Cubs GM search
    Hello, and sorry to bother you on this holiday weekend. I don’t usually show up here today, and certainly not during a long weekend, but Cubs Fanboy Owner Tom Ricketts just did something so dumb that I couldn’t control myself. Here’s...