Ramble On

As Led Zeppelin simply put it….Ramble on. And that is what I am here to do today. The Hot Stove is boiling with excitement, A-Rod is buying Shaq’s home in Miami and I talked to a girl yesterday. All in all things are looking up for everyone. So without further ado….here is my random and ridiculous stream of consciousness.

  • Hiroki Kuroda, Kosuke Fukudome, Hitoki Iwase, and Kaz Matzui have all been rumored as future members of the Cubs. Don’t get me wrong, I like karaoke as much as the next guy, but this is going to be insane.
  • I hope A-Rod signs for less than what he would have made had he not opted out. He is a great player, but GM’s across America have to unite and put an end to the madness.
  • So we all know the potential home games for the 1984 World Series would have been played at U.S Comiscular. Seriously, imagine the uproar, downturn, outrage and infighting. That would have been crazy.
  • Apparently Zambrano likes basketball. He and his posse were spotted walking through the bowels of the United Center the other day.
  • Wait for it….wait for it….wait for it….
  • Carlos Zambrano has a posse? WHAT! I absolutely love this recent revelation….LOVE IT. “Yo Z what are you and your posse up to this evening?”
  • Carl Crawford is going to be expensive. Maybe even too much. In my humble opinion he is worth parting with Veal and Gallagher. But don’t touch the football player from the University formerly known as Notre Dame.
  • Speaking of Notre Dame, it is too bad they don’t pay their players as much as other schools. Yep….that is all I got.
  • Is David Wells worth a gamble?
  • No.
  • I am starting to buy into the Fukudome craze. As Neil said, Piniella would have his new Ichiro with a little more power. Soriano would have to move down, right?
  • Japanese player = hoards of Japanese media = ridiculous amount of fodder for sports talks shows. I can hear it now.
  • Geo Soto! Geo Soto! Geo Soto! As a guy I know put it, “Man there is a good chance he could be the best position player from the farm system in 20 years.”
  • Keep thinking….keep thinking….Mark Grace.
  • Lane Kiffin said he is going to kick to Devin Hester on Sunday. Christmas comes early this year!
  • And this TV writers strike is really going to bore the hell out of my TIVO.
  • Dirty Sexy Money….it is even better than it sounds.
  • The Kobe Bryant wagon is a comin’ down the road. The Kobe Bryant wagon is a comin’ down the road. The Kobe Bryant wagon is a comin’ down the road.
  • I cannot stress this enough…I have seen a picture of Mark DeRosa’s wife. I wish I was Mark DeRosa.
  • I am getting so excited for the Cubs Convention. What tops watching Pat Hughes emcee Cubs Jeopardy while Rick Wilkins battles Jay Johnstone on a Saturday morning in January.
  • The answer….nothing.
  • I will be mad at Kerry Wood if he leaves. I will. Have some loyalty brother.
  • On the other hand, give him the money he deserves The Hendry.
  • Are the Cubs for sale? Or was this just a hoax? Seriously, has anyone else heard a word about this?
  • I have heard some people suggest lately that Mark Cuban is not beloved by all in Dallas and we here in Chicago may be pulling for him too much. My buddy Mike lives in Dallas. I asked him about this. He said, “If you find me one person in Dallas that doesn’t absolutely love Mark Cuban I will give you $9 billion.” Enough said. Talk over.
  • I put the “SNL Best of Chris Farley” in the DVD player late Friday night for a spin. Man was that guy funny. The three of us watching were rolling with laugher for 90 minutes. “Stupid, so STUPID!” I suggest you watch if you have the ability.
  • Less than a month to the winter meetings….I cannot wait. Nothing like avoiding work waiting for Peter Gammons and Ken Rosenthal to post an update every 45 minutes. Just great stuff.
  • The Hot Stove baby!

Feel free to contact me at brian@chicagocubsonline.com and until next time….

Stay Classy Cubs Fans!

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