Archive for April, 2014


Cubs Minor League Daily: The Minors Are Back!

Cubs Minor League Daily: The Minors Are Back!

Bryant homers, Vitters homers, Baez walks, Vizcaino throws, and much more minor league action. Hooray!

The Bleacher Nation Top 40 Chicago Cubs Prospects for 2014

The Bleacher Nation Top 40 Chicago Cubs Prospects for 2014

An expansive and exciting list of prospects as the minor league seasons get underway.


Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 3, Pirates 2 – April 3, 2014

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 3, Pirates 2 – April 3, 2014

See, ye naysayers? The Cubs won’t go 0-162.

by April 3, 2014 Enhanced Box Scores
Miscellaneous Mid-Game Fun: Bonifacio, OLT!, and Jersey Trouble

Miscellaneous Mid-Game Fun: Bonifacio, OLT!, and Jersey Trouble

It’s still very early, but the Cubs are leading, and there has been a little fun to be had.

by April 3, 2014 Cubs Humor
Pre-Gamin’: Cubs v. Pirates (11:35 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

Pre-Gamin’: Cubs v. Pirates (11:35 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

Up and at ’em, boys. I said wake up, Emilio. I know you’re tired from all the hits.

by April 3, 2014 Pre-Gamin'
Take Your Mind Off the Cubs’ Troubles with a $100,000(!) Contest – Only 24 Hours to Sign Up

Take Your Mind Off the Cubs’ Troubles with a $100,000(!) Contest – Only 24 Hours to Sign Up

Want to win a huge wad of cash by watching baseball? Of course you do.

by April 3, 2014 Fantasy Baseball

Iowa Cubs Reveal their 2014 Opening Day Roster – Open Season Today

Iowa Cubs Reveal their 2014 Opening Day Roster – Open Season Today

Javier Baez is the obvious highlight, but there are a number of interesting other players, too.

Residents Not Happy About Free Parking and Other Bullets

Residents Not Happy About Free Parking and Other Bullets

I don’t get it. In our house, when you land on Free Parking, you get all the money in the middle of the board.

by April 3, 2014 Chicago Cubs News
On Castro, Bonifacio, Runners in Scoring Position, and the Regret of Fate-Tempting Jokes

On Castro, Bonifacio, Runners in Scoring Position, and the Regret of Fate-Tempting Jokes

Two games in, two losses in. Can you stomach more perspective?

by April 3, 2014 Analysis and Commentary

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 3, Pirates 4 – April 2, 2014

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 3, Pirates 4 – April 2, 2014

Well that sucked. And then it was great! And then it sucked again.

by April 3, 2014 Enhanced Box Scores
In-Game Math and Bad-Luck Whining: Cubs Still 0-Fer with Runners in Scoring Position

In-Game Math and Bad-Luck Whining: Cubs Still 0-Fer with Runners in Scoring Position

How unlikely is a team – even a crappy one – to go 0-14 with runners in scoring position? Extremely unlikely.

by April 2, 2014 Analysis and Commentary
Pre-Gamin’: Cubs v. Pirates (6:05 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

Pre-Gamin’: Cubs v. Pirates (6:05 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

Tonight’s lefty-stacked lineup provides fertile ground for discussion. And hopefully some offense.

by April 2, 2014 Pre-Gamin'
META: Let’s Hang Out Before, During, and After the Cubs Home Opener

META: Let’s Hang Out Before, During, and After the Cubs Home Opener

The Cubs open things up at Wrigley on Friday, and I’ll be there. Get-together locations and ideas enclosed herein.

by April 2, 2014 Meta