Dempster’s full-page ad

Dempster’s full-page ad

Predictably, on his way out to Texas (where he proved his value by allowing 8 earned runs in 4 1/3 IP last night), Ryan Dempster took the time to take out a full page ad in one of the local papers.  Much to the chagrin of Sun-Times hack Gordon Wittenmyer (who gets a...

A Desipio oral history of the Ryan Dempster trade

Ryan Dempster, Cubs pitcher 2004-2012 I said all along that all I wanted to do was help the Cubs, and if I could help them by being traded to a contender for some supergreat prospects, then I was happy to do it.  Theo [Epstein, Cubs President of Baseball Operations]...
Terrible Cubs of Recent Vintage: 1997

Terrible Cubs of Recent Vintage: 1997

The current edition of the Cubs is awful.  They’ve won six of their first 18, which is awful.  But the Cubs know awful better than anybody else. And so, here’s the start of a short series titled: Terrible Cubs of a Recent Vintage, a (fake) oral history of...
Oral history: Cubs hire Theo

Oral history: Cubs hire Theo

After what seemed like an ill-fated two month courtship, the Chicago Cubs have actually hired Theo Epstein away from the Boston Red Sox to become President and General Manager.  Epstein is one of the highest regarded GMs in the game, which makes his desire to work...

Thankgiving with the Ricketts(es)

Tomorrow is a favored holiday in much of America.  Who can’t get behind the idea of sitting around and eating like a pig, watching football and listening to the women in your family tear through the sale ads in that day’s newspaper like Charlie Weis...