Go West, Young Man!

Matt Murton

It’s taken me a few days to come to terms with the fact that Matt Murton is no longer a member of the Chicago Cubs.  Although I knew it was going to happen, I didn’t expect it to happen this early in July.  It’s hard to put your feelings into words when things like this happen.  Even though my favorite Cub is no more, I can say that there are some positives that come out of this trade.

First of all, I think Matt Murton would be of value to teams.  I think he would Continue reading


A weekend in Pittsburgh is, well, you know what happened. Although Aramis Ramirez, the Cub RBI machine got key hits in both of the Cubs’ losses, the Cubbies found ways to lose. A lost fly ball Continue reading

Happy Birthday Wrigley Field

Just figured I’d mention to everyone that today, in addition to my Black Sheep, White Sox loving cousin Patrick,  Hitler, Colin Powell, Luther Vandross, Continue reading

It’s a Sunny Day in Cubbie-land

*  The Cubs have a .643 winning percentage.  If they were in any division in the American League, they would be in first place.  We destroyed the Reds last night and have the opportunity to sweep them today.  This weekend, we face the Pirates.  A team that we just swept at their place last week.  If we can just get a good outing from Lilly (he needs it) and keep the bats alive, I’m thinking we’ll be in good shape.  Continue reading

Bring on the Pain

Ah, to be a Cub fan, as with most started at an early age. My first cub game was in 1960 or 61. My sister and I went down to Wrigley, I a mere 8 or 9 years old. We sat out in the left field bleachers(my one and only visit to the bleachers) and watched the Dodgers beat the Cubbies. It was “clean-up” week in Chicago, another term for spring break, which always was the last week in April. Wally Moon played left field for the Dodgers. It was chilly, sunny and of course I was smitten for a life of disappointments. Continue reading