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 Mitch Trubisky trade

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

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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The Angels secure Ohtani but will he live up to the hype?

In any sport, when the season finishes, fans as well as teams begin to take stock and the same question is usually on everyone's lips: “Who can we get in to take us to the next level?” No matter if your side had a losing record, if they managed to scrape into the...

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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...

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Sometimes it just takes balls

Sometime just after the four hour and 40 minute marathon panic attack that the Cubs put us through, as the TV showed them in their now iconic pose where they pile up for their playoff round victory photo on the pitcher's mound, one thought popped into the fog of my...

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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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