If the White Sox didn’t have a radio deal would you notice?

It's an odd time for Chicago sports to say the least.  The Bears are rebuilding (again) with a quarterback who presumably likes his queso with actual cheese and plans to vaccinate his unborn kids.  Oh, and their coach is actually younger than Tom Brady.  The...

Moron the Cubs stance on Sammy

Every year at the Cubs Convention somebody asks Tom Ricketts a question about Sammy Sosa and every year (at least since 2010) Tom bungles the answer.  It should not be a hard question to field, especially since he knows it's coming.  What he should do is assemble his...

Why do I do this to myself?

It's my own fault, I know that.  Nobody forced me to do it, I brought it on myself.  For some reason, I keep listening to the Bill Simmons podcasts when he has Mike Francesa on to talk NFL playoffs and make their laughably bad picks.   If you haven't listened to any...

The time the Cubs let Crane write the season ticket holder letter

As part of our ongoing (never ending, really) celebration of Desipio's 20th anniversary, I'm still digging up golden oldies.  Given the mild backlash my Monday Cub O' Coffee column on The Athletic got because I was "mean to Tom Ricketts and Crane Kenney" let's take a...

The time we did an oral history of a Cubs Convention that hadn’t happened

It's still our 20th anniversary.  Today we look back just a couple of years to the time we did an oral history of a Cubs Convention that hadn't happened yet. Originally posted, January 14, 2016 Nobody does oral histories quite like we do, and that's especially true...

Can Phil possibly keep up this pace?

Today is November 9 and if you figure that most teams report to Spring Training just after Valentine's Day, there are about 13 weeks left in the offseason. Gang, I'm worried about Phil Rogers.  He's always been the standard bearer for dumb, but he's really cranked up...

Doubt them at your own peril

I get it.  I understand why you may be skeptical about the Cubs as they head back to the playoffs for the third straight year.  The bullpen was better in the first half than the second.  The starting pitching is quality, but in a bit of injury-induced disarray.  The...

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Podcast: 2017 NLDS Preview

The only negative thing about the Cubs making the playoffs is that when they do, these idiots host a podcast.  This time, our heroes were joined by a third host and a very special guest. And, you'll be shocked who they picked to...

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Baseball heaven will never be the same

Baseball gave the Best Fans in Baseball™ a swift kick in the gnads when they had the Cubs open the defense of their World Series title in Busch Stadium back in April.  The Cardinals responded by bringing out the giant horses to crap all over the field, and they rolled...

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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...

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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...

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The joy of six

This has been a weird Cubs season.  Not the least of reasons is that it started with them raising a World Series champions flag and carrying a big gold trophy around the field.  But the team that roared through the regular season unchallenged last year couldn't get...

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The time we had an oral history on the Cubs hiring Theo

It seems perfectly sensible now that Theo Epstein left the Red Sox to take on the task of rebuilding the Cubs, but at the time it was a complete shock.  First, that Theo would want to come, and second, that the Ricketts didn't screw it all up.  Here's the Oral History...

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The time Lou Piniella sat in on a GameCast

Remember in 2007 when Lou Pinella lost his shit and kicked dirt all over a third base umpire?  He got suspended and the Cubs went on their first decent winning streak of the season. We did a running diary of game two of his suspension on June 4, 2007 against the...

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Remember “Who owns the Cubs?”

In our twentieth year (no shit) we're taking looks back at great moments in Desipio history.  In our first installment we relived the Cubs winning the World Series. But today we revisit an absolute classic.  We're...

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