All apologies

So Carlos Zambrano says he’s sorry for how things turned out in Chicago. We’re all sorry that he couldn’t come through for the Cubs in the 2003 and 2008 postseasons (I’m giving him a pass for 2007, and hanging that one on Lou Piniella, instead). But unless his contrition changes any of that–or he givesContinue reading “All apologies”

Ahoy and good riddance

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”

Cubs should get the F in, and let the Q out

In the thanks for nothin’ department, the Red Sox let Tito Francona go today. Something about a collapse or something. I understand the frustration that must come with such a shocking finish, and I realize some heads had to roll. But Francona will go somewhere else, and he’ll likely make any team he signs withContinue reading “Cubs should get the F in, and let the Q out”

I love the irony here

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”

Whatever it takes

I read an article online today about an interesting possibility that I had not considered. The article is here, but basically the idea is that if the Cubs hired Walt Jocketty, the former General Manager of the St. Louis Cardinals, he would in turn hire Tony LaRussa, who would convince Albert Pujols to sign asContinue reading “Whatever it takes”