| Oct 26, 2011
| 9:20 AM
There are times when you can out-think yourself. There are episodes where you try to divine a situation and what you are being told begins to sound crazy and idiotic while also believable.
But enough about Tony La Russa. In this case, I mean Mike Quade...
| Nov 30, 2011
| 8:05 AM
The Cubs reportedly are pursuing Prince Fielder and Albert Pujols, the two biggest names on sale at Free Agents R Us, “sale’’ being a relative term.
I’m not sure I believe it because it’s hard to believe much at this time of...
| May 4, 2012
| 7:47 AM
When does Tom Ricketts say no?
When does the Cubs head honcho stop eating millions of dollars in contracts just so Theo Epstein can get rid of Jim Hendry’s players?
Carlos Zambrano went to Florida. Marlon Byrd went to Boston. Those deals alone put...
| Feb 14, 2012
| 7:11 PM
No. 4 Rays: 27th in a series counting down to spring training. Next: Rangers.
Who is crazier? Joe Maddon or Andrew Friedman?
Or do the two men running baseball's best operation — without question the most efficient — know something that...
| Apr 19, 2012
| 7:16 AM
Welcome to the NHL Yuk-Yuk Lounge, and remember, there’s a two-drink minimum for customers --- a six-pack minimum for referees.
We’ve got a great show planned, but there are always some surprises. You just never know how many Brendan...
| Apr 18, 2012
| 5:00 PM
A man from Burr Ridge is accused of sending threatening emails to the president and owner of the Chicago Blackhawks and the former general manager of the Chicago Cubs, accusing them of “stealing his ideas” to win championships, police said....
| Jun 26, 2012
| 7:48 AM
This one is too easy: Anthony Rizzo finally got called up from the minors and will make his Cubs debut after going 0-for-his-last-9 in Iowa. So, yeah, he’s a perfect Cub.
See? Told you it was too easy.
But seriously, folks, Rizzo will start...
| Jun 20, 2011
| 10:15 PM
Before the first game of this year’s White Sox-Cubs series, I asked a question that I’d like to revisit now that we have a result.
Who would go crazier: Cubs runners on Gavin Floyd or the flash mob in Carlos Zambrano’s head?
| Jun 2, 2011
| 7:20 AM
Tom Ricketts was asked what was wrong with his team that ranked among the worst in baseball, and he answered -- are you sitting down? -- “Nothing. Just a lot of injuries.’'
Nothing? Is he tone deaf?
Just injuries? Try bad. Ryan Dempster...
| Aug 19, 2011
| 11:04 AM
It's not so much what Tom Ricketts said, but what he didn't.
He said he got rid of general manager Jim Hendry (almost a month ago, actually, but more on that later). Great. Excellent. Good move.
But then the Cubs' Fanboy Owner said he will pursue...
| Jan 20, 2012
En route to 91 losses last season and a radical regime change, the Cubs were outscored by 102 runs. As it happens, half of those can be put down to talent and half of them to playing the game well.
Bill James tracks manufactured runs, both created and...