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I am a poet-philosopher, cultural critic and die-hard Cubs fan.

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Collective Automatic Negative Thoughts

There’s a concept in cognitive behavioral therapy called automatic negative thoughts. Depressed patients are so attached to negativity that when they approach a stressful situation they...

Rays-Royals Blockbuster

KC gets James Shields, Wade Davis and PTBNL for Wil Myers, Jake Odorizzi, and two others. KC wants to win now. Rays wanted to restock and keep contending. Interesting.

Rogers: Are Cubs Considering Maddon For 2012?

Yes, it's Phil Rogers, so it might be completely off, but what if Theo and Co. are leaning toward Joe Maddon as the next Cubs manager? Rogers calls him "the top choice," but he's still under contract with Tampa. Whom would we have to give up to get Maddon here? Or is one former Rays manager who ended up in Chicago enough?

Jeff Samardzija Has A New (Out)look

Carrie Muskat's article from Cubs.com contains some encouraging info about the former Notre Dame wide receiver. Lou Piniella says that, according to Larry Rothschild, "[Samardzija] looks like a baseball player who played football."

Phil Rogers Has Doubts About The Cubs

The Tribune's baseball writer previews the NL Central. Rogers says that the Cubs "open camp as the third or fourth best team in the division."

Mark Prior Comeback?

From Jayson Stark on ESPN.com. Scroll to the bottom, to the section entitled "Prior engagements."

Wittenmyer On Team Chemistry

Gordo's article has some interesting quotes from Piniella on his expectations for the 2010 Cubs.

Baseball-Playing Robots

A Japanese professor has created robots that play baseball. This should further stir the debate between stats-minded folks and those who wish to emphasize the human component of baseball.


Keep Marshall In The Bullpen

There has been rampant speculation that the Cubs will attempt to sign BJ Ryan, a move that, in itself, is a good idea. It would be a huge mistake, however, if adding Ryan to the bullpen were...


Carlos Zambrano And The Label "Head Case"

There’s little doubt that in the macho world of sports many people remain insensitive to what one might call weakness, especially when it applies to an athlete’s emotions. When a player loses...


On Spotting A Cubs Division Champs Hat

The other day, I encountered a Cubs fan wearing a 2008 Division Champions hat, which got me thinking about this past 97-win season and my feelings about it. I wondered just how proud of the Cubs I...


The Cubs and Your Outlook on Life

In the midst of this exciting pennant race, I began to wonder if rooting for the Cubs has any correlation with my outlook on life. Does, for example, the hope I bring to every game somehow reflect...


Kerry Wood Impressive in Mesa

Here's the link:http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=2942735Of course, it's just the Arizona Rookie League, but this is still encouraging.  Lou is a bit cautious, as he should be.Wouldn't...


Some Questions About the 25-man Roster

Some folks here at BCB have discussed at length possible starting lineups and the bullpen/closer situations; however, we have yet to speculate on the potential 25-man roster with which the Cubs...


Soriano in CF?

http://www.cubs.comPiniella admits in this article that he has considered putting Alfonso Soriano in CF and keeping Jacque Jones in right.This is what the Cubs, in my humble opinion, should do....


Piniella: Zambrano will start the opener

http://www.cubs.comCarrie Muskat has written another article.  In it she outlines the following points: "Big Z" will start on opening day, 2007. Center field is still, of course, open. As many as...


Cubs Should Consider Aaron Rowand

As numerous folks attempt to "predict" or at least speculate about the Cubs' "gaping hole" in CF, I suggest that Jim Hendry take a good look at the Phillies' Aaron Rowand.A hard-nosed, speedy CF...


Cedeno Showing Power in Winter League

http://www.cubs.comThe lead story here, other than the Perez AAA contract and spring training invite, is that Ronny Cedeno--yes, our Ronny Cedeno--is hitting for some power in the Winter League...


Outfield Moves to Make?

http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/6357428Rosenthal writes that the Cubs, who have an obvious hole in center field (if Pie isn't ready by the start of the seaon), are looking to Perhaps (still)...


Put Hill in the Bullpen

We all know that Kerry Wood will be pitching out of the bullpen this season. He could really dominate and should, perhaps, go in the sixth inning to shut teams down.Rich Hill, who many "experts"...

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