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 Mitch Trubisky trade

Bears fans booed.  Mike Glennon wept.  John Fox looked confused.  John Lynch's CTE subsided just...

In defense of Joe Maddon

So crazy Joe Maddon wandered into a boutique shop and saw some awful mashup art on the wall and...

Joe’s new motivational idea is a real work of art

So, Joe Maddon has decided to put "the art back in baseball" with some commissioned artwork of...

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...

Catch 22

What happens when you hit 100 flyballs to Kyle Schwarber.

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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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...

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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...

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