Yellon Gets BOFA’d on Twitter and It’s the Best Thing

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If you’re not familiar, BOFA is the next incarnation of up dog. “What’s up dog?” you might say. NOT MUCH, WHAT’S UP WITH YOU?! Get it? Well, BOFA is very similar and you can see how it plays out between Twitter user, and American hero, @J_Mendoza8, and everyone’s favorite bologna aficionado, Alvin Yellon: Nailed it. UPDATE: @J_Mendoza has acquired a …

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And Now His Cubs Watch Has Ended

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My baseball family suffered the loss today of our most senior and most loved member, Mike Lagattuta. Mike loved singing. He loved Italian food. He loved teaching. He loved his friends as he loved family. And he loved the Cubs. He grew up in the Wrigley neighborhood and he would tell us stories of getting out of school and going to …

Joe Maddon, Cubs Manager, is Officially Official

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The #Cubs have agreed to terms with the two-time AL Manager of the Year through the 2019 season. Welcome, @Maddonini! pic.twitter.com/YZTxnZA72F — Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) November 3, 2014 Well, there you have it. Joe Maddon ——> Cubs is officially official. Reports are that it is a 5 year, $25 million deal. I don’t know who reported it first and I …

Hire Joe Maddon?

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Joe Maddon exercised his option to leave the Tampa Bay Rays today and is now a free agent manager looking for his next job. Almost immediately after the news came out, multiple reports from guys like Buster Olney, Ken Rosenthal and others linked the Cubs to being interested in Maddon. Cubs Twitter, as it does, went apeshit. But Cubs Twitter …

Giants Defeat Cardinals for NL Pennant

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The 2014 version of Cardinal Devil Magic died tonight in San Francisco as Travis Ishikawa tore the head off, burned the corpse, and dumped the ashes of it in holy water with his walk-off three-run homerun. In the aftermath, @BestFansStLouis was happy to find a Cardinals fan to provide the eulogy: FUCK YOU GIANTS FUCK YOU FUCK YOU FUCK OFF …

Chicago Cubs (64-76) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (71-68)

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While the Cubs have done their best to help Pittsburgh out in their quest to reach the playoffs for the second year in a row, the Pirates haven’t done much to help themselves lately. The Cubs swept the previously first place Brewers, but at the same time, the Pirates got swept by the Cardinals. So now the Cardinals are surging …

Don’t Say the Cubs Never Listen to You

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The people have spoken and the Cubs have heard the pleas from their fans. The people wanted change and times they are a’changin’. No, Kris Bryant isn’t coming up. No, they are not getting rid of Clark the Cub. No, they aren’t adding better beer options in the stadium. No, Al, they aren’t going to lower your ticket prices. But …

With Baez Coming Up, Shit is Getting Real, Yo

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Sometime in the nearish future (by Cubs drought standards), if the Cubs manage to win a World Series we may look back at today as the day the franchise began turning around at the major league level. This is not to say that Javier Baez will singularly lift the Cubs franchise on his back Sammy Sosa-style and carry them to …

10 Oddities About the Chicago Cubs’ Payroll

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This isn’t a Gordo cash flow story about the Cubs being cheap on payroll, nor is it a judgement on Theo/Jed’s fiduciary prowess. Baseball salaries are weird things because the final figures depend on more than just performance. Service time, the market at the time of the contract, and even past salary all play a role, but when you look …

My Small Brush With Tony Gwynn’s Greatness

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Tony Gwynn was probably the best pure hitter I’ve ever seen play in my life. I also saw Pete Rose and Wade Boggs play, but those are the only two I would consider an argument about and I believe Gwynn was better. He was always one of my favorite players even though he was a member of the 1984 Padres …