Boring is for suckers

Boring is for suckers

It took all of about 180 seconds yesterday for Joe Maddon to do two things…get about a tenth of the way through his press conference preamble, and for the world to see his appeal.  If you could just hire any competent manager and hand him the Cubs roster and...
Two idiots, no waiting

Two idiots, no waiting

So, on Saturday, the Phillies fired folksy old Charlie Manuel and replaced him as manager with Ryne Sandberg.  Cubs fans had three reactions: That’s nice for Ryne. Who gives a shit? THE CUBS ARE SO STUPIDS! WHY DIDN’T THEY HIRE RYAN SANDBURG TO MANAGE THE...
Soriano’s leading off? Phil loves it, and make-believe!

Soriano’s leading off? Phil loves it, and make-believe!

When Dale Sveum wrote out his intersquad lineup and had Alfonso Soriano listed as his leadoff hitter, I was impressed.  I had no idea Sveum could spell anything with more than one syllable.  When he did it again for the Cacti League opener, I was intrigued.  When I...
Al and Tom, a farce in three acts

Al and Tom, a farce in three acts

You remember, because nobody could ever forget, that last year, Al Yellon had a sitdown with Cubs “owner” Tom Ricketts, where he asked Tom 100 questions, and 94 of them were “Who owns the Cubs?” After a thorough grilling like that it’s no...
Why won’t anyone hire Ryne?

Why won’t anyone hire Ryne?

Life is tough these days for Ryne Sandberg.  Sure, he’s still sitting on a pile of millions of dollars from his playing career, he make can thousands more whenever he wants just by virtue of the fact he gets to sign “HOF” next to his autograph (that...