The Chicago Cubs set their Opening Day 25-man roster in advance of the 2012 season opener versus the Washington Nationals at Wrigley Field today. The Cubs have selected the contracts of right-handed pitcher Shawn Camp, infielder Blake DeWitt and outfielder Joe Mather. Outfielder Tony Campana and right-handed pitcher Casey Coleman have been optioned to Triple-A Iowa. Left-handed … [Read more...] about Chicago Cubs announce final cuts; set opening day roster
The Chicago Cubs fanbase is very vast, and within its friendly confines you’ll find numerous individuals with fascinating stories to tell. Chicagoan Jerry Pritikin could be the most intriguing of all. I’ll let him edify you on his life experiences. For part one of the interview with the "Gay Forrest Gump" or the "Bleacher Preacher" go here. To read about and see his … [Read more...] about More with Jerry Pritikin: Most Interesting Cubs fan in the World
"Not many people care more than he does," Chicago Cubs GM Jim Hendry said of Cubs starting pitcher Ryan Dempster. The quirky, emotionally expressive hurler is known for both his interesting sense of humor and his burning desire. A native of Gibsons, British Columbia, he's the team leader in quality starts and innings pitched. In addition to shouldering a lot of the … [Read more...] about Ryan Dempster key to any Cubs Turnaround
By Paul M. Banks The year 2008 truly solidified my theory: to be a fan of either the Chicago Cubs and University of Illinois football means you know a lot about soul-crushing defeats. You know more than losing, you know exactly what it’s like to have any shred of hope or optimism crushed into grains of dust. You've had your hopes and dreams imploded so many times that you … [Read more...] about Illini Football, Cub fans know Soul-Crushing
By Sam Svoboda Before I even begin, I'd just like to say that I fully expect to catch some flak for this- too many people have their opinions on the Cubs and the Sox and refuse to even think about modifying them. But with the "Crosstown Classic" again this weekend, it's a perfect time to examine the possibility that maybe, just maybe, the city's two baseball teams are not … [Read more...] about Cubs and Sox Fans Mutually Exclusive?
By Paul M. Banks and David Kay (PMB)What a difference a year makes! Last season around this time, both Chicago teams were in first place and the Crosstown Classic actually came remotely close to living up to the absurd hype that accompanies it each year. It was so important that we actually ran two exchanges for each series, and broke comment records on all of them. (Those … [Read more...] about Cubs-White Sox Exchange: Apathy Reigns!
by: David K. Anytime I have written anything about Carlos Zambrano, I always half-jokingly mention his craziness and habit of taking out his anger out on helpless Gatorade jugs. Now you know why. Big Z lost it Wednesday afternoon, throwing an impressive tantrum by bumping the home plate umpire then throwing HIM out of the game, whipping the ball into the outfield, … [Read more...] about Catching Up with the Cubs
By Paul Schmidt So as a general rule I have been the most pessimistic Cub fan I know. Outside of the loss of Mark DeRosa (which every Cub fan hated this past offseason), I hated every single move the Cubs made both with their offense and with their pitching staff. I felt as though they completely weakened the team from a season ago in a reaction that could only be … [Read more...] about One…Two…Three…Let’s All Step Back From the Ledge