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Yada Yada

It's all Cubbie Blue gravy now.

Posted on Nov 3, 2016
Keywords: Albert Almora (Jr.), Ben Zobrist, Darwin Barney, Dexter Fowler, Dusty Baker, Jason Heyward, Javy Baez, Joe Maddon, Kyle Schwarber, Leon Durham, Steve Garvey, Will Clark

Scary Spice

We help the Cubs celebrate Halloween.

Posted on Oct 31, 2016
Keywords: Jason Heyward, Joe Maddon, John Lackey

All-Star Curse

A Kansas City Royal hit a home run in a pretend game three months ago to spoil the Cubs' storybook ending.

Posted on Oct 24, 2016
Keywords: Ben Zobrist, Chico Walker, Jason Heyward, Joe Maddon, Kyle Schwarber, Rick Monday

The Cub Factor: Joe Blows!

Is the magic man with the Midas touch managing tight?

Posted on Oct 17, 2016
Keywords: Aroldis Chapman, Jason Heyward, Joe Maddon


The universe has a will, and it is not to be fucked with.

Posted on Oct 10, 2016
Keywords: Ben Zobrist, Bill Murray, Javy Baez, Joe Maddon, Matt Szczur, Travis Wood

Do It For Grandpa

Who has the balls to ruin the David Ross farewell tour? Who has those balls?!?

Posted on Oct 3, 2016
Keywords: David Ross, Jake Arrieta, Joe Maddon, Ryan Dempster

Grandpa Rossy vs. Hank White

I had to double-check this just to be correct, but he's only been a Cub since 2015. That's last year.

Posted on Sep 26, 2016
Keywords: David Ross, Henry Blanco, Joe Maddon

Time/Life Of Your Life

That sucker is already brimming.

Posted on Sep 19, 2016
Keywords: Ben Zobrist, Joe Maddon, Metallica, Miguel Montero, Sean Doolittle, Starlin Castro

Throat Punchers

Meaningless answers to ridiculous questions.

Posted on Sep 12, 2016
Keywords: Dave Martinez, Ernie Broglio, Joe Maddon, John Lackey, Miguel Montero

Boot 'n Scoot

A beer league invite for Tommy La Stella.

Posted on Sep 6, 2016
Keywords: Nolan Ryan Beef, Tommy La Stella

Onesies & Wine Cork

Jumping the shark at the best time of the season.

Posted on Aug 29, 2016
Keywords: Edwin Jackson, Jason Heyward, Joe Maddon, Kris Bryant, Miguel Montero

Marty's Hate List

Hey Hey, Heyward.

Posted on Aug 22, 2016
Keywords: Jason Heyward, Joe Maddon, Mike Montgomery, Taco Tuesday, Tommy La Stella, Trevor Cahill

Jason Heyward Even Worse Than Bullpen

It's time for Joe Maddon to pick his spots.

Posted on Aug 15, 2016
Keywords: Chris Coghlan, Jason Heyward, Joe Maddon, Joe Smith, Jonathan Papelbon, Mike Montgomery

All Guessed Out

I've never just shook my head in disbelief this much in as long as I can remember.

Posted on Aug 8, 2016
Keywords: Clark The Cub, Joe Maddon, Jorge Soler, Tommy La Stella

Joe's Army Knife

Cubs manager has all the gadgets working on his Cub army knife - even the tweezers and saw blade.

Posted on Aug 1, 2016
Keywords: Chris Coghlan, Italian Heritage Night, Jason Heyward, Joe Maddon

No Longer Lovable

Lovable losers are gone. So too, now, are lovable winners. Now it's just about winning.

Posted on Jul 25, 2016
Keywords: Aroldis Chapman, Dan Vogelbach, Jed Hoyer, Joe Maddon, Matt Garza, Mike Montgomery, Theo Epstein, Tom Ricketts, Willson Contreras

Cub Scouts

Is a little grit too much to ask for?

Posted on Jul 17, 2016
Keywords: American Airlines, Jake Arrieta, Jason Hammel, Kris Bryant, Ryan Dempster

A New Kind Of Losing

Distressed caps for everyone!

Posted on Jul 11, 2016
Keywords: Fernando Rodney, Jake Arrieta, Joe Maddon

Weekend At Mr. Met's

You did things you aren't proud of.

Posted on Jul 4, 2016
Keywords: Anthony Rizzo, Carlos Marmol, Chris Coghlan, Joe Maddon, Kris Bryant

Hell Week

Partied like 2009.

Posted on Jun 27, 2016
Keywords: Chris Coghlan, Darwin Barney, Joe Maddon, Willson Contreras

The L

He shall so be nicknamed.

Posted on Jun 20, 2016
Keywords: Chris Coghlan, Clayton Richard, Darwin Barney, Joe Maddon, Willson Contreras

Get On Board, Son

Baseball finally on Cub Factor kid's radar.

Posted on Jun 13, 2016
Keywords: Albert Almora Jr., Bill Murray, Donald Trump, Dusty Baker, Ferris Bueller, Joe Maddon, Matt Szczur, Sammy Sosa, Terence Mann

Nerds & Track Suits

I'm wearing them now.

Posted on Jun 6, 2016
Keywords: Jake Arrieta, Jason Marquis, Joe Maddon, John Rocker, Jon Lester, Jorge Soler

Naperville vs. Rickettsville

Wrigley Field still has a nostalgic "it" factor, but sheesh, I'm waiting for the troughs to have a sponsor.

Posted on May 31, 2016
Keywords: Clark The Cub, Joe Maddon, Jorge Soler, Shane Victorino, Tim Federowicz

Slump Busters

We have some ideas.

Posted on May 23, 2016
Keywords: Clark The Cub, George Sun, Joe Maddon, Koyie Hill, Mark Grace, Tim Federowicz, Tyler Colvin

There Goes The Sun

Jorge Soler shining about as bright as Dusty Baker.

Posted on May 15, 2016
Keywords: Brett Jackson, Dusty Baker, Joe Maddon, John Lackey, Jorge Soler, Ryan Braun

Busting Dusty

Bologna has a first name, D-U-S-T-Y. Bologna has a second name, B-A-K-E-R.

Posted on May 9, 2016
Keywords: Bryce Harper, Chris Coghlan, Dexter Fowler, Dusty Baker, Matt Szczur

Crushing The Copycats

The Plan has another helpful subplot playing out.

Posted on May 1, 2016
Keywords: Clark The Cub, Dusty Baker, Jorge Soler, Ron Cey

Laughably Historic

The last time the Cubs were this good we were still at World War 0.

Posted on Apr 25, 2016
Keywords: Jake Arrieta, Javy Baez, Jorge Soler, Ron Santo, Starlin Castro, Tommy La Stella

Scar Tissue

If the rest of the season keeps going like this, how can any fan hold on to that anger of the past?

Posted on Apr 18, 2016
Keywords: Darwin Barney, Joe Maddon, Joey Votto, Jorge Soler, Kris Bryant, Kyle Schwarber

TrackNotes: Back To The Future

Will Bob Baffert ever go away? Churchill Downs Inc.: It's just what they do. Dickie D. dead. Cliches can shape your biorhythms. Double-teaming justice. You look just like. We asked one person, me.

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Posted on Jan 28, 2022

The White Sox Report

Minnie Miñoso Was Very, Very Good To Us

Electric, indefatigable and, finally, undenied.

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Posted on Dec 9, 2021