15-25 15-25 17-23 14-28 17-23 18-22 17-23 14-28 13-27 21-19 That is the win/loss record for the Chicago Cubs for each of the 10 quarter-seasons since Theo Epstein’s regime took over (I put the last two games of each season in the final quarter, which is why those groups have 42 games). Nine quarters of … More The Beginning of Hope For Cub Fans?
The most rewarding part of the baseball season for a Cub fan might be the offseason, when one can dream about what yet might be, instead of dwelling on what has already been. Since my youth, winter has been a time to build hope for another season by scheming over what players the Cubs could … More Warming Up the Hot Stove
My favorite baseball player for 2012 is going to be Jamie Moyer. In fact, for every remaining season of his career, Jamie Moyer is going to be my favorite player. What can I say, I love my Cubs prospects! Jamie Moyer is coming back from Tommy John surgery (reconstruction of one of the ligaments of … More The Old Man and the (2012) Season
Baseball season is here, so from time to time, you’ll also find my musings on the game in this space. Frankly, I don’t think my wife or kids really want to hear it, but I have to share it with someone. You don’t have to pretend you care; you don’t live here (unless you’re my … More Talking Heads
Today is a special day for me. The Chicago Cubs pitchers and catchers reported for Spring Training, which means it is now baseball season in my world.* However, it’s also been a sad couple of days for many baseball fans: on Thursday, Gary Carter died, less than a year after his doctors discovered brain cancer. … More In Praise of The Kid