The Cubs lost to the Giants yesterday after Carlos Marmol toyed with a mixture of wildness and hittability to blow a ninth-inning tie. That's probably the nail in the coffin full of nails. Did Jorge Soler murder a baseball last…

I recently stopped in at a local dive called Ritz Klub in Michigan City, Indiana. I had heard their burgers were the best thing ever to happen to dead cattle, so I had to see for myself. I had also…

Did the Cubs Shift Gears Yesterday? Yes. They won. Miscellaneous Of players with at least 80 Plate Appearances, Brett Jackson leads the Cubs in wRC+ (113). (h/t, mb21) He's also fifth on the current roster in batting WAR. For the…

Aisle 424 wrote last week about the paucity of fans at U.S. Cellular at the conclusion of the White Sox' sweep of the Yankees, and it got me to thinking. It got me to thinking so much I actually used…

Castro's deal with #Cubs is done — Carrie Muskat (@CarrieMuskat) August 28, 2012 Of course, that probably means it's actually not done, but until we hear differently, we'll stick to Muskat's story. UPDATE: Props to Kap, who broke this story…

#reminder { background: #BECDC6; padding: 6px; font-size: 12px; margin: 0px 12px 8px 12px; } Contest reminder: Don't forget to enter our contest to win The Essential Games of the Chicago Cubs DVD set. It runs through Sunday, August 19. Okay,…

Kerry Wood isn't the greatest pitcher ever to take the mound at Wrigley Field. Well, for one day (just over two hours, really) he was. But now that his career is over, it's impossible to look at his final statistical…

Is there a Cubs game today? Does hope spring eternal . . . ish?  Did my son proclaim, in response to my question yesterday evening about what tomorrow would hold, "It's Opening Day!"? Does the murderous grip of optimism have…