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  • Is there any truth in what Ricketts has to say?

    Is there any truth in what Ricketts has to say?
    It has gotten to the point where you hope that Tom Ricketts is just getting some bad advice in delivering his message. Because after Ricketts’ comments Wednesday evening about his team that is competing to own the worst record in baseball and about...
  • Isn't it time someone important became alarmed over Cubs' arm injuries?

    Isn't it time someone important became alarmed over Cubs' arm injuries?
    It wasn’t that Carlos Marmol threw a wild pitch to lose Monday’s game inWashington. It wasn’t that Marmol had no idea there was a runner on base and did nothing to stop Jayson Werth from stealing third to set up the aggravating ending....
  • 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...
  • Earning his stripes — again

    Ryne Sandberg has done it again. Cast aside by the Cubs a year ago, he has turned in another highly successful season as a minor league manager. Sandberg guided the Lehigh Valley IronPigsto the Governor's Cup championship series in the International...
  • It's time to root, root, root for ...

    Cubs fans claimed they would be patient and understanding with the idea of sitting through a rebuilding program. Not that fans had any experience at it. The Cubs always acted like the Yankees with a learner’s permit. The Cubs were always about...