Chicago Cubs Essays

The Rooftops And The Cubs: A History

You might have forgotten some of this, but it's more relevant than ever right now.

'Tanak-Nak-Naka Would Have Made the Cubs Poor'

Well, it feels like it's the day after Christmas and all I got was a lousy sweater from my Aunt Charlene, while my rich cousin got two tickets to the Super Bowl. Meh. I don't care about football much anyway…

No Masahiro Tanaka. What's Next For The Cubs?

Now that the Japanese star has signed with the Yankees, where can the Cubs go for starting pitching help?

'Tanak-Nak-Naka's Gonna Make The Cubs Poor'

It has been a slow off season for the Cubs, but must we really analyze every tweet and blog post speculating on which team Masahiro Tanaka is going to choose? And for what reasons? Yes! We should!! What else are we gonna do? It's January!

Fan Favorites By The Numbers: Shawon Dunston

We loved the energy and the hustle, but how do some advanced metrics impact our memory of Shawon Dunston?

An Unconventional Cubs Convention

For diehard Cubs faithful, autograph hounds, and people who enjoy milling about, have I got the place for you... The 2014 Cubs Convention!

The 411 On Potential Shark Trade Partners: Royals

Dayton Moore gave up a haul last year to acquire James Shields. Will he do it again to get Jeff Samardzija?

The Ballad Of Billy The Cub

I thought of "Billy Cub", the Cubs unofficial, unauthorized mascot, who had hopes of "making it legal" with the Cubs, but who was instead smacked with a cease and desist order last year, and is now 3 pints of whiskey in, somewhere in Chicago.

I Just Bought A Ticket to A Cubs Game!

On March 14th, I'll be standing on a party deck in Mesa, AZ, surrounded by my fellow Cubs fans, discussing Junior Lake's .567 spring batting average, and how he's peaking too early, and will probably hit .197 in April.

The 411 On Potential Shark Trade Partners: Yankees

The Yankees are very desperate to add pitching and if they can't add it with Masahiro Tanaka, they could turn to Jeff Samardzija.

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