Chicago Cubs Essays

Concessions Of A Cubs Fan: The Pulled Pork Dog


The first question that came to mind when considering the Cubs celebration of the 1970s with a Pulled Pork Dog was "Why pulled pork?" Wouldn't a quiche or fondue dog be a more appropriate homage to...

Would The Cubs Consider Releasing Edwin Jackson?


This isn't as abstract a question as you might think.

Greg Maddux Memories


As the former Cub (and Brave) gets ready to be inducted into the Hall of Fame this weekend, here are some of my favorite Maddux memories.


A Kane County Cougars Photo Gallery

Herein, some of the best shots I took during the Cougars' visit to Lansing, Michigan.

Cubs Open Young Prospect Development Academy


"Encouragement starts with not laughing at them." Theadora Eggplant intimated to me. "These are 5 and 6 year old kids, and the Cubs have emphasized patience. After 106 years, what's 25 more?" she...

Do The Cubs Have Trading Troubles?


The Cubs haven't made a trade since "the big one" July 4. Why?

Could The Cubs Win The Pennant Next Year?


Rapid turnarounds in team fortunes are possible. It's happened very recently and under similar circumstances.

5 Things To Watch For In The Cubs Second Half


Most people love lists. So, here's a Cubs list.

Occam's Razor And Arismendy Alcantara


When did Arismendy Alcantara become Arismendy Alcantara?


Concessions Of A Cubs Fan: The Buffalo Wing Dog


With Buffalo Wing Dog in tow, I found my scalped seat just as the Braves tacked on 3 more runs. I smoothed out the coleslaw with my index finger and redistributed the weight of the shredded chicken...

2014 Chicago Cubs Midseason Grades


It's that time of year again. What time is that? Time for you to tell me how much you agree or disagree with my midseason grading of our favorite team.

Cubs System Sonogram On Vacation, Part 4


Your intrepid reporter summarizes his baseball vacation, and makes some new prospect rankings.

Why I Didn't Go To The Cubs Game Monday Night


I knew Monday night was going to be bad. Edwin Jackson pitching. A Reds team that the Cubs have a .295 winning percentage against in the last 4 years. A forecast for scattered rain showers. I've...

More Thoughts On The Samardzija/Hammel Trade


It's Monday, and after having the weekend to mull the meaning of this deal, here's some additional musings.

Russell, McKinney Join An Already Strong System


With this trade, the Cubs have the number one farm system in baseball.

A Red Sox Fan Has To Wear A Dress at Wrigley Field


On some fabulous future Cubs home game, Lyle, a Chicagoan, Red Sox fan and Boston native, will be wearing a dress during the entire game at Wrigley Field.

A Cubs Ticket For Peanuts... Literally


He recognized me as a regular customer but still winced at the idea and said "What am I gonna do with a single ticket? I need two!", I replied, "Then trade me half a bag of peanuts" He laughed,...

What If BCB Had Existed In 1969?


Come inside for a little experiment.

Let's Make A Samardzija Or Hammel Deal: Mariners


Could this offseason's big spenders be in line to make yet another splash?

Let's Make A Samardzija Or Hammel Deal: Red Sox


Could the Red Sox be a stealthy buyer of starting pitching this summer?

More Thoughts On A Possible Cubs Network


The Dodgers are starting to lose fans because of their new TV contract. The Cubs should take careful note.

Let's Make A Samardzija Or Hammel Deal: Blue Jays


A look at the Toronto farm system with an eye on who could be coming to Chicago for Jeff Samardzija or Jason Hammel.

Tsuyoshi Wada Is On The Cubs' 40-Man Roster. Why?


The Cubs recently added the Japanese lefty to the 40-man roster, and there's likely a very good reason for that.

Concessions Of A Cubs Fan: The TV Dinner Dog


The potatoes affixed themselves to the roof of my mouth as the corn swam over my tongue in warm gravy. The essence of salty dog then overpowered the blandness of the other flavors upon chewing.

June 23 Is Rod Beck Day


Monday is a day to remember the late Cubs reliever.

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