Al Yellon


Al Yellon is a Cubs fan. For that, he hopes you will indulge him. He's seen Cubs failures since 1969, including the agonizingly close playoff misses in 1984 and 2003. For that, at least a bit of sympathy is requested. Al runs the SB Nation Cubs blog Bleed Cubbie Blue and is the co-author of Cubs By The Numbers, a look at the fascinating stories behind every Cub who's ever donned a jersey with a number on the back. When he's not writing for Bleed Cubbie Blue or Baseball Nation, you can find him in the left field bleachers at Wrigley Field, where someday, he knows he'll see the Cubs win a World Series. (Yes, really.)


Mark McGwire leaving Cardinals for Dodgers

The former Cardinal slugger is heading home to Southern California.

10 things I hate about baseball

I love baseball. But there are some things about this sport that infuriate me. One of them is depicted above. (No, it's not the Yankees.)

Mike Redmond hired as Marlins manager

Redmond played for the Marlins for seven seasons. Now he'll be their manager.

Former big league pitcher Pascual Perez murdered

The motive appears to have been robbery.

Royals acquire Ervin Santana from Angels

A pitcher who might have gone to free agency has now been traded.

Royals decline Joakim Soria's contract option

The former Royals closer missed all of 2012 after Tommy John surgery.

Former big leaguer Dave May dies at 68

The former Brewers outfielder is best known for the trade he was involved in that sent Hank Aaron back to Milwaukee.

Jake Peavy, White Sox agree to two-year extension

The White Sox will have two of their rotation stalwarts from 2012 back next season.

A's Braden outrighted, becomes free agent

Dallas Braden once told A-Rod to get off his mound. And he threw a perfect game. If his career is over, it's pretty memorable.

A.J. Ellis' wife gives birth in a car

... near Milwaukee. No, you have not stumbled onto the National Enquirer website. The headline to this post is true: A.J. Ellis wasn’t able to attend the birth of his first two children. He...

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