Results tagged with 'chicago cubs'
Published Dec. 10, 2014
The Chicago Cubs have made some of the biggest moves of the offseason with the hiring of Joe Maddon as manager and the signing of free agent pitcher Jon Lester overnight. The Milwaukee Brewers, for now, are playing the waiting game. Is it the right thing to do?
Published July 21, 2014
For the bulk of the season - 96 of 99 games played heading into tonight's action - the Milwaukee Brewers have enjoyed a share, or solo grip, on first place of the National League Central. The division has caught up however, and this series with Cincinnati could be looked at as the start of a new season altogether.
Published July 15, 2014
Nothing is more exciting than a division race in basball. It can last for weeks. Every single game is crucial. Every play seems crucial. It is the ultimate agony and ecstasy of sports. And there is a profound role for those of us who are fans to play in a pennant race.
Published July 14, 2014
Aramis Ramirez is in his 17th season in Major League Baseball. Francisco Rodriguez is in his 13th. Neither had appeared in an All-Star Game this decade. They're heading to the midsummer classic this season, and both are appreciating the honor.
Published May 30, 2014
Marquette University alumnus and former Milwaukee Brewers radio announcer Len Kasper has been working in Major League Baseball for 15 years, and in his current role as the Chicago Cubs television play-by-plan man, he's found a new way to evaluate "wins" for starting pitchers with a new stat.
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Monday September 17th, 2012 – Chicago, IL I fully intended to spend the entire day getting caught up on my mountain of mundane minutia, but in the end it remains another undone Monday. But this time I’m ok with it. It was my choice, and I’d make it again – ...
Tuesday July 5th, 2011 - Cary, IL I’m finally starting to focus in on funny again. I think that part of my brain shut off for a couple of weeks, even though some hilarious hi jinks happened in the hospital that will be ripe for both standup and movie scenes. It just doesn&...
Wednesday June 1st, 2011 - Chicago, IL/Waukegan, IL In an unexpected pleasant surprise, I was asked to join a friend in going to a Cubs game at Wrigley Field today as a ‘mystery shopper’. I didn’t know Major League Baseball used mystery shoppers, but I got to tag alo...
Monday March 28th, 2011 - Fox Lake, IL What’s 31 years old, doesn’t have gainful employment and as of today is $11.5 million richer? Answer: Carlos Silva, former pitcher for the Chicago Cubs. The Cubs decided it’s a better option for them to pay him to not be around ...
Monday April 5th, 2010 - Chicago, IL I know it’s not right in most people‘s eyes, but I cheer for more than one baseball team. As a kid growing up in Milwaukee, I heard radio broadcasts of the hometown Brewers as well as both Chicago teams. At night, it opened up even furt...
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