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39 year old Cubs fan since May 1984. Softball champion 2004. Avid Strat-O-Matic player. Writer.

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If you were Cubs GM Jed Hoyer...

What moves would you make during the offseason? At this point, it is impossible to know every player that is going to hit the free agent market and be on the trading block. So, here are some...

Red Sox blockbuster trade raises questions about Cubs & Epstein


The writer makes some valid points, but I disagree with some of the negative comments directed at Theo Epstein. Did anybody realistically expect the Cubs to be in the playoffs this year? However, the Red Sox were expected to be in the playoffs this year. Who's the bigger disappointment? I don't think it's a tough question.

Cubs hope Sandberg gets shot to manage in 2013


My prediction is that he will be promoted to Charlie Manuel's coaching staff as bench coach for 2013 and replace him as manager in 2014.

Theo Epstein=the new Dallas Green?


I know that this has been a tough year, but I am an optimist and I believe that better things are on the horizon for the Cubs next year and beyond. It is eerie to me how similar this Cubs team is to the 1982 Cubs. One difference is that I think this team has more talent than they did. But if you read this article where Dallas Green talks about the farm system in 1983, it is amazing to me how similar he sounds to Theo Epstein.

Steve Garvey almost was a Cub?


If you click on the link, it takes you to an archived newspaper article from late 1982 where the Chicago Cubs pursued then-free agent first-baseman Steve Garvey. Apparently, Bill Buckner would have reluctantly moved to left-field to make room for Garvey. Oh, how history would have changed, though! Personally, I respected Steve Garvey as a baseball player and think a case could be made for him going into the Hall of Fame. However, I have no respect for him as a human being. And I still get angry when I think about that homerun he hit off Lee Smith with that image of him raising his fist in the air.

A suggestion for BCB


I have been a reader and poster of this website for two years and the majority of posts are enjoyable to read. However, there are some people who take it upon themselves to intentionally hurt and offend others on here with their posts and comments. They feel it is their right to come here and say and do whatever it is that they want. It is not. No one here has a right to post anything. It is a privilege to come here and a bit like being invited over someone else's house. You might not like them or some of the other guests and you might not be crazy about the arrangements, but at the very least I think people should be respectful. I understand that the past couple of years have been difficult for Cubs fans. It has not been easy for any of us. Yet some people must think that they are uniquely special and therefore immune to criticism which must explain why they react so harshly to even the slightest hint of constructive criticism. They can dish it out, but they can't take it. Well, personally, I am sick and tired of the B.S. that goes on around BCB. Al, Josh and the other main contributors to this website are all good people who deserve to be treated better as do the women who come here. I must admit that some of the animated GIFs and pictures I have found amusing, but when someone else on here finds it offensive and asks you nicely not to do that anymore, I think that you should be mindful of that and not do it anymore. I don't think it is asking too much. I would like to suggest to BCB that a new commenting system be put in place where people would need to log into Facebook and comment. Right now, we have the option of logging into Facebook to comment, but I think this should be required for all commenters. I think that one of the problems this website has is anonymous posters who continually attack others on here especially Al. And if these people had to identify themselves by logging into Facebook, they would probably be less likely to post a lot of the crap they do on here. If you don't like Al or the rules of the website, create your own and take your behavior elsewhere. Otherwise, if you're going to come here I think that you and everyone else should obey the rules and respect others. We're all adults here. I don't think it's asking too much. Thank you for listening.

Interview w/ Cubs GM Dallas Green May 4, 1985


I found this on Google Archives. I think you'll find Green's answer to the question of whether or not he expected the Cubs to win in five years to be interesting. Sounds a lot like Theo Epstein talking about the current Cubs.

The Future Of The Chicago Cubs


I wrote this on my personal blog about the state of the 2012 Cubs.


My thoughts on Kerry Wood

via static.foxsports.com In the mid-1990s I remember the late Harry Caray announcing the final scores of minor league games for the Cubs teams and he would often mention Kerry Wood. Even before...


"This Week In Baseball" cancelled?

via images.zap2it.com Tomorrow is the first broadcast of FOX's Saturday Game Of The Week at 3:30pm EST. Normally, this game is preceded by This Week In Baseball. But if you look at tomorrow's TV...


What is your favorite Cubs Opening Day?

via i.thestar.com Since Opening Day for Major League Baseball officially begins in a few hours, I was wondering what everyone's favorite Opening Day is involving the Chicago Cubs. Mine is April...


OT-My Dad is cancer-free! :)

I am happy to report that last month my Dad, who was diagnosed with Stage III-a lung cancer in October 2009, was told by his doctor that he no longer has the cancer in his body. All of the tumors...


Dale Sveum is no Mike Quade

via rantsports.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com Many Cubs fans are looking forward to the 2012 baseball season, even though the team is not expected to be a contender this year. One of the reasons why...


What I Expect From The Cubs In 2012

via www.sikids.com Much has been written about the Cubs' chances in 2012 on this website and others. The consensus is that this will be a rebuilding year and the team won't really be good again...


Build, Not Rebuild, The Chicago Cubs

via www.chicagotribune.com Ever since reports surfaced last week that the Chicago Cubs will undergo a "complete and total rebuild" the response from Cubs fans has been mixed. Some of them...


Sonnet For Santo

via media.cleveland.com "Sonnet For Santo" by Jeff Mills Yes, Ron, you made it to the Hall of Fame!It was long overdue you got that call.You were one of the best to play this game,Catching,...


(OT) Strat-O-Matic Baseball: It's In The Cards

via baseballisms.com I played a lot of sports board games and dice games when I was a kid and teenager, but none of them felt realistic to me. That is, until the summer of '87 when my parents...


Should The Cubs Get New Uniforms For 2012?

via www.cheapwholesalejersey.net There has been a trend this offseason of MLB teams changing uniforms for 2012. The Baltimore Orioles and Toronto Blue Jays are going retro with modified versions...


Some Thoughts On MLB's Realignment In 2013

via upload.wikimedia.org Last Tuesday MLB announced a new Collective Bargaining Agreement and one of the changes coming in 2013 is realignment.  The Houston Astros will be moving to the American...


Who should be on Dale Sveum's coaching staff?

via www.chicagonow.com Now that Dale Sveum is officially the manager of the Chicago Cubs, who do you think should be on his coaching staff for 2012?  Here is my list: Bench coach: Lloyd...


The Past Does Not Equal The Future

via www.perpetualmemoryloss.com Earlier this year, I got to visit my old elementary school, Men-Riv Elementary.  I attended Men-Riv from second grade to fourth grade and those years were some of...


What is your favorite Cubs game?

via 2.bp.blogspot.com What is your favorite Cubs game?  I thought about posting this as a poll, but I decided not to because I'd like to read your comments.  It could be a game that you...


The day I became a Cubs fan

via a.espncdn.com It was May 27, 1984 on a Sunday afternoon.  I was 11 years old at the time and living in Mobile, Alabama.  My father was in the Navy for 20 years and my mother, my sister and I...

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