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...

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...

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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...

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more

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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