MLB Network remembers Harry Caray

MLB Network remembers Harry Caray

Finally, in their seventh year of existence, MLB Network is regularly producing good documentaries.  A few weeks ago they had an excellent one on the Montreal Expos and last night they premiered one on Harry Caray. Those of us who were Cubs fans in the ’80s and...
The problem with writing to be ‘provocative’

The problem with writing to be ‘provocative’

This week a website that purports to write smart, analytical pieces on baseball in general and the Cubs in particular published a steaming pile so foul that it was followed almost immediately with a chaser from the site’s editor that explained that while he...
It’s time for the Sun-Times to log off

It’s time for the Sun-Times to log off

I know times are tough in the newspaper business.  Circulation is at all-time lows, people don’t want to pay for access to stories on the Internet.  Advertisers see little value in print ads, and most don’t have a clue how to effectively advertise...
Something out of left field

Something out of left field

The 2015 edition of the Chicago Cubs cares not for your timetable.  This is supposed to be the year they sniff around .500 get us all excited and then next year they contend for a bona fide playoff spot.  They seem hell bent on pushing things up. Well, parts of the...
Kris Bryant just made Jim Bowden even dumber

Kris Bryant just made Jim Bowden even dumber

The Cubs made three significant moves today. They reassigned Kris Bryant to minor league camp to the surprise of no one and to the chagrin of those who enjoy trying to act morally wronged.  hey sent Addison Russell to minor league camp despite manager Joe Maddon dry...
An open letter to Todd Hollandsworth

An open letter to Todd Hollandsworth

On Sunday, CSN Chicago’s Cubs pre and post game “analyst” Todd Hollandworth decided to give his Twitter followers his hot take on what the Cubs “need” to do with Kris Bryant when the team heads north to start the regular season. If the...