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  • Wonder why Marmol is still a Cub

    Wonder why Marmol is still a Cub
    I don’t know why Carlos Marmol is still a Cub. I don’t know if Marmol knows why he’s still a Cub. Only Theo Epstein knows, and he should know better. Marmol is the European sports car of closers --- finely tuned and destined to cost a...
  • Is Marmol stupid or uncoachable? Either way, he's untradable

    Is Marmol stupid or uncoachable? Either way, he's untradable
    When does Tom Ricketts say no? When does the Cubs head honcho stop eating millions of dollars in contracts just so Theo Epstein can get rid of Jim Hendry’s players? Carlos Zambrano went to Florida. Marlon Byrd went to Boston. Those deals alone put...
  • Cubs' Ryan Dempster puts teammates to work at casino-themed benefit, Charlie Sheen coming to Chicago, Tom Morello vs. Rahm Emanuel

    Cubs' Ryan Dempster puts teammates to work at casino-themed benefit, Charlie Sheen coming to Chicago, Tom Morello vs. Rahm Emanuel
    How did Ryan Dempster convince his Cubs teammates to wear tuxedos and man the blackjack and craps tables at his charity event Wednesday, just hours after the team’s game against the Atlanta Braves? I’m not exactly sure. But whatever he did,...
  • Protesting Cubs-Sox

    Protesting Cubs-Sox
    Dear Mr. and Mrs. NATO protesters, If you want to decry something that you think offends humanity, skip McCormick Place this weekend and head to Wrigley Field. If you’re looking to bring attention to senseless policies, then the Cubs-White Sox...
  • Thursday, April 5, 2012

    5:30 - 9 a.m.  Jonathon Brandmeier 5:35 a.m.  Tune into Johnny B as he broadcasts live from Wrigley Field's Captain Morgan Club.  Guests include Gary Pressey, Keith Moreland, Tom Ricketts and many, many more.  9 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.  Mike McConnell  9:...
  • It's time to root, root, root for ...

    Cubs fans claimed they would be patient and understanding with the idea of sitting through a rebuilding program. Not that fans had any experience at it. The Cubs always acted like the Yankees with a learner’s permit. The Cubs were always about...
  • SNERD - October 18, 2011

    "Theo-mania" has engulfed the Chicago area as the Cubs make a bold move to finally end their historic 103-year drought without a championship. While salivating Cubs fans anxiously await "Theo's Reign," naturally, Snerd is busy with the hard-to-find,...
  • How many GMs does it take for the Cubs to replace Hendry?

    How many GMs does it take for the Cubs to replace Hendry?
    Maybe it’s me, but it seems silly to hire an interim general manager to replace your interim general manager to hold the spot for your desired and reportedly signed general manager who can’t be your general manager officially because you can&...
  • Sighting: Theo Epstein and Tom Ricketts watch World Series at The Fifty/50

    Sighting: Theo Epstein and Tom Ricketts watch World Series at The Fifty/50
    Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein and Cubs owners Tom and Todd Ricketts watched Game 6 of the World Series at The Fifty/50 in Ukrainian Village Thursday. Coincidentally, I was there as well and got to see Theo-madness first hand. When a...
  • Wednesday, November 1, 2011

    5 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.  Greg Jarrett                               6:39 a.m.  Lottery Superintendent Michael Jones, who held the same title/position during the James Thompson administration, has details on the $245M Powerball jackpot & compares/contrasts the...
  • Sounded like Epstein introduced himself as the new GM (and that's a good thing)

    Sounded like Epstein introduced himself as the new GM (and that's a good thing)
    Drawing conclusions on the first day can be dangerous, but hey, it’s what we do. And so, the conclusion from the introductory news conference for the Cubs’ new general manager and new scouting and player development honcho Tuesday is that...
  • SNERD - November 2nd, 2011

    Chazzy and Cher? Hot off the heels of his/her popular appearance on "Dancing With The Stars," Chaz Bono is wasting no time after his/her booting from the hoofing competition to transform the opportunity and the exposure into a budding showbiz career....