Cut Mitch a little slack

All offseason the Bears media and Bears fans were aligned in their proclamations to give Mitch...

Same old Dusty

The old Dustbag, Johnnie B. Baker Jr. sat down (presumably without his large adult son Darren...

Tweetbag! Who is to blame for the Cubs’ shitty starting pitching?

You'll be shocked to hear that Twitter doesn't always foster the most nuanced discussions.  Our...

Oral History: Neifi saves the season

The 2016 Cubs created a new generation of Cubs legends with guys you will never forget for all the...

Spoiler alert: They’re going to do it again

Two years ago the Cubs were indisputably the best team in baseball.  They won 103 games and they...

2018 MLB Over/Unders

t's a tradition unlike any other.  No, it's not Jim Nantz creepily giving his tie to a player...

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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Stop worrying and enjoy the Bulls

Just before opening night I said, out loud, to no one in particular, "I'm not even going to watch a single Bulls game this year." They were going to be so bad, and all I'd read and heard was that the haul they got for Jimmy Butler was so inadequate that Gar Forman had...

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