Whispers of Eternity

Some people will tell you that the only things certain in this life are death and taxes. Yoda would tell you that the future is always in motion. Ask a life-long Cubs fan about next year, and he will tell you he awaits it with eager anticipation and excitement. Everyone has an opinion on the […]

Putting the Season to Bed

Seems like just yesterday I stood with Neil, just 10 rows or so off of the first base side of home plate. We were in Mesa, catching a Spring Training game, and the air was filled with hope, and the fans were draped in blue. I turned to Neil as we watched batting practice, unsure […]

The Hustle

Sometimes you just don’t see it coming. A con, a swerve, misdirection….sometimes people just get taken for a ride. I saw a bit of “The Hustler” with Paul Newman and Jackie Gleason this weekend, and I watched the whole movie never being too sure of what was real, and what was part of a planned […]

Walks Are Bad For You

My feet hurt. I started working out in the mornings by walking (briskly!) on my treadmill for about 40 minutes or so. After about 6 days in a row, my feet started to hurt. When I sat on my couch and put my feet up on the ottoman, my feet felt a lot better. Therefore, […]

Help Wanted

Poor Dusty Baker. Just the other day I was combing the classifieds online, and I came across an ad from someone named “D. Baker”. Here is what the ad said: Position Title: One of My Guys. Job Duties: Must be experienced, yet have below-average talent, with above-average loyalty, and be prepared to work full-time, even […]

The Future is….Now?

Rich Hill gave up just 1 earned run for his 2nd victory in a row. Rich Hill gave up just 1 earned run for his 2nd victory in a row. That isn’t a typing error….I felt we all needed to let those words sink in, as we ponder the future of the Cubs franchise. What […]

Got Horse….?

Is it easier to sweep the barn if the horses are all gone? After winning their last 6 out of 7 games, Dusty must be wondering how this surge of victories was possible, without his “horses”. If Dusty isn’t wondering, then I sure am, and I hope Jim Hendry and the Cubs Faithful are wondering […]

Marching Slowly to Nowhere

Tell me a story, Jim Hendry. Make it a good story, too, filled with surprising trades and great scouting discoveries. I would like a happy ending as well….something along the lines of 90+ wins next year. Do you know a story like that?? I just remembered that Hendry isn’t listening to me….nor has he been […]

Losing My Religion

The current manager of the Chicago Cubs played Ryan Theriot at 2B on Saturday, and it paid off in a big way. With the dream of playoffs hopelessly lost, the rest of the season should prove a great launching pad for the careers of several young Cubs players and prospects. It appears that, maybe, Hendry […]

Ignorance is Bliss

I am a Cubs fan. So I must now ignore the fact that Dusty is still here. I find it impossible to root for Dusty Baker anymore, but I am tired of him ruining the fun in my Cubs season. I am rooting for Juan Pierre, and Aramis Ramirez, as their averages continue to climb. […]