Link to a post on ThroughTheFenceBaseball

I’ve slowed down the writing pace in this, my first offseason as a writer for ThroughTheFenceBaseball. But baseball and the Cubs are subjects that are never very far ¬†from my mind, and a rumination that came to me as I was out walking my dog turned into this post. I’m hopeful that is is oneContinue reading “Link to a post on ThroughTheFenceBaseball”

What’s different now

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”

2011 in review

The year is coming to a close, and everyplace you can think of seems to take this opportunity to do a retrospective on the year gone by. I’ll join the crowd for this one time, and look at what happened in 2011 for the subject that I write about the most: Cubs baseball. The biggestContinue reading “2011 in review”

Hanu-Cubs, Night 2

As with last night, and every night during this festival of Jewish Cubs players, the shamash is the vocal stylings of the late Steve Goodman (with some help from others this time): Last night’s honoree, the late Dave Roberts, is profiled here. Tonight I’ll be discussing Sam Fuld, who was drafted by the Cubs andContinue reading “Hanu-Cubs, Night 2”