2015 is the year we’ve been waiting for, Cubs fans. So let’s dance!
One of my favorite jokes goes like this: Jesus and Satan are working in a computer lab when the power goes out. Satan lets loose with a stream of expletives, while Jesus remains calm and serene. Do you know why? Because Jesus saves! I’m not sure when I learned that one, but I’ve told itContinue reading “Not meant to be”
After a slow start, when hiring a new manger was the main focus, the Theo Epstein braintrust has kicked into high gear recently. The Zambrano trade received the most notice, but the turnover has affected the starting rotation, the bullpen, the outfield and the corner positions of the infield. No player seems to be offContinue reading “What’s different now”
A number of years ago, I was participating in a fantasy baseball draft and I picked an unknown (at least to the people taking part in the draft) third baseman named Aramis Ramirez. I pronounced it AIR-uh-miss, and nobody said anything to the contrary. A few months later, in the middle of the season, theContinue reading “He’s officially gone”
If you’ve read any of these posts before, you know that I’m a long-time (though not life-long) Cubs fan. And one of the ways I manifest this is by collecting baseball cards from years gone by. It started when I was six or seven, and went away until I was in my thirties, and thenContinue reading “Trading for PIDLs”
The word came down today, not from the player himself but through his agent, that Aramis Ramirez won’t be coming back to the Cubs. The actual term that his agent used was “that ship has sailed.” And that’s music to this Cubs fan’s ears. Ramirez first came to the Cubs in 2003–that year again–and unlikeContinue reading “Ahoy and good riddance”
Over the past decade or so, I have slowly waded back into a hobby that I thought had died out when I was 12: collecting baseball cards. I can even pinpoint the way that it started, but that’s a post for another day. I would hope that the 12-year old me would be more impressedContinue reading “I love the irony here”
There was an Alex Gonzalez playing shortstop at Wrigley Field tonight. No, not the Alex Gonzalez who was the Cubs shortstop in 2003. He was the one who booted a double play ball, and opened up the floodgates that washed away the World Series dreams of me and millions of Cubs fans. If he hadContinue reading “2003 will not leave me alone”