Day: September 11, 2017

The time the Cubs swept a doubleheader to win the NL Central

It’s a funny thing about the 2003 season, because it ended so horribly, and was followed up by the even worse experience of 2004 we don’t just not look back fondly on the season, we hardly look back on it at all.  But until games five, six and seven of the NLCS it was a great year.  The Cubs roared out of nowhere to relevance.  Dusty Baker brought a swagger that they’d never had before.  The pitchers were young and talented.  The offense all clicked together in July when Jim Hendry stole E-ramis Ramirez and Kenny Lofton from Pissburgh....

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Remember the time the Cubs banned me from Twitter?

Desipio is so old that when it started there wasn’t any social media. It’s not like Twitter made me more of a smartass, it just allowed me to inflict it on more people.  Such is the price of fame that it occasionally comes back to bite people.  Like when the Cubs banned me from Twitter four years ago.  I’d say “fuck them if they can’t take a joke” but it turns out they can’t, and I was the one who got fucked. Here’s the tale in all its glory as retold last May. — Twitter is announcing some big...

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