Author: Desipio

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Every few years baseball’s schedule rolls around and the New York Yankees play the Cubs.  It’s a big deal, because, let’s be honest, it’s the Yankees.  Twenty-seven World Series championships and a boatload of Hall of Famers in your history will make your arrival in town an event.  But this time, there’s even more buzz. There are plenty of connections between the two teams.  Former Cubs player Joe Girardi is the Yankees manager.  Longtime Cubs pitching coach Larry Rothschild is the Yankees pitching coach.  Two Yankees are going to get their Cubs World Series rings. You might have forgotten...

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Let’s go to the video tape

I’ve seen a lot of supercuts of game seven of the World Series.  They’re all good, but the one Start Kyle Orton posted on his Facebook feed today is the best I’ve seen.  Enjoy. And, the Cubs really stepped it up with this year’s Bryzzo’s “commercial.”  That’s some quality stuff. Your browser does not support iframes. Enjoy it.  Real baseball is just around the...

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Cubs Report: World Champs Edition

The defending world champion Chicago Cubs.  Is that a real thing?  Did I hallucinate all of that stuff in October and November?  Even if I did, don’t tell me.  So anyway… The defending world champion Chicago Cubs mount their first World Series defense in 108 years on Sunday night, down in Dogpatch against the Cardinals.  It’s the greatest possible place to start the season, with all those inbred crackers having to sit there and take in the sight of the Cubs playing their first real game since they won it all on November 2, 2016.  They’ll have to watch...

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Does anybody really miss Sammy?

Sammy Sosa’s back in the news. Have you missed him? Probably not. Former Cubs Manager of Media Relations and the man behind the Cubs half-assed, first-ever attempt at a baseball analytics department, Chuck Wasserstrom has posted an interview with Sammy on his blog.  It’s full of the familiar laments and slights that Sosa has clung to since he was traded by the Cubs to the Orioles in 2005.Sammy says he never failed a PED test. Sammy says he asked Dusty Baker’s permission (through an assistant trainer) to leave the 2004 season finale early. Sammy can’t understand why the Cubs haven’t had...

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The Cardinals punishment is bullshit

For nearly three years a St. Louis Cardinals executive continually hacked into the scouting database of another Major League Baseball team, using their research, stealing their medical reports, and constantly checking and re-checking the notes they were keeping on trade discussions with other teams.   To believe what the Cardinals have insisted since they got caught two years ago, their scouting director, Chris Correa, acted alone, and never told anybody else in the organization what he was up to.  Cardinals apologists have insisted that Correa was just insecure about his ability to do his job, so he was looking...

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