Joe’s new motivational idea is a real work of art

So, Joe Maddon has decided to put "the art back in baseball" with some commissioned artwork of...

An oral history of the Yu Darvish press conference

There's really no better way to get the inside story on something than to do in-depth interviews...

The Brewers insecurity is reaching St. Louisian levels

So, it's come to this.  The Brewers, a franchise that is such an afterthought that they left the...

MLB players v. owners – Whose side we got?

It's been a while since we've been asked to choose a side between millionaire baseball players and...

Cubs finally replace Tony Campana

While we all sit around waiting for Yu Darvish to give the free agent stalemate a good Roto...

Desipio Mailbag – Twelve million dollar ham sandwiches and Taco Bell orders

You have questions, and I have half-assed answers.  The Desipio Mailbag makes a triumphant return...

DESIPIO POLL

Favorite Cubs player to wear #11.
(Percentages total 100%.  Don’t do the math.)

  • Mark Grudzielanek 2003-04 12%
  • Jock Jones (2006-07) 1%
  • Luis Salazar (1989-90) 44%
  • Ron Cey (1983-86) 27%
  • George Bell (1991) 28%
  • Yu Darvish (2018-) 34%
  • Jeff Kunkel (1992) 2%
  • Don Kessinger (1964-75) 7%

Joe’s new motivational idea is a real work of art

So, Joe Maddon has decided to put "the art back in baseball" with some commissioned artwork of dubious quality.  The pieces are mash ups of famous works of art with some lame baseball imagery and graffiti on them. I personally prefer the one that didn't make the cut. ...

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An oral history of the Yu Darvish press conference

There's really no better way to get the inside story on something than to do in-depth interviews with the people involved and let them tell their story in the form of an oral history.  A crucial part of that is to let the event breathe, and age, so you can give it the...

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The Brewers insecurity is reaching St. Louisian levels

So, it's come to this.  The Brewers, a franchise that is such an afterthought that they left the American League in 1998 and nobody even noticed, are apparently tired of Cubs fans coming to games and helping them fill up their weird pole barn with the garage door on...

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MLB players v. owners – Whose side we got?

It's been a while since we've been asked to choose a side between millionaire baseball players and billionaire owners.  The last time we really had to do it, Don Fehr was freshening up his lipstick and leading the MLB Players' Association to five straight work...

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Cubs finally replace Tony Campana

While we all sit around waiting for Yu Darvish to give the free agent stalemate a good Roto Rootering by finally picking a team, the Cubs have decided to mock us to our faces. On Thursday they announced they had re-signed former Cubs outfielder Damon "Sleeves" Buford...

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Free ideas for the XFL

So, Vince McMahon is proof of something the Cubs last reminded us of a couple of years ago with Chris Coghlan--a bad idea repeated is still a really bad idea.  He's bringing back the XFL, the league that brought us guys paralyzing themselves chasing after their...

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Milwaukee’s loading up to host the Wild Card game

Over the span of an hour the Brewers traded a pair of top-100 prospects for Christian Yelich and then signed Lorenzo Cain for $80 million over five years.  Those are a couple of bold moves, and just the kind that will energize the only fanbase in the league that would...

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Bob Nightengale’s Hall of Fame ballot is the worst

The only reason reasonable people follow USA Today baseball writer Bob Nightengale on Twitter is either because they, like Bob, are founding members of the Dusty Baker Fan Club, or just for the amusement you get from the stupid shit that he writes. The Baseball Hall...

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