Cole Hamels Closes in on Career Milestone with 9 K Performance Versus Rockies

After dropping the first two of three in Colorado against the Rockies this week, the Chicago Cubs looked to salvage the series ahead of a four-game trip to Los Angeles to meet the Dodgers. Cole Hamels took the ball for the Cubs against Antonio Senzatela of the Rox. Wednesday, June 13 Cubs 10, Rockies 1…

Cubs Complete Second Sweep of Redbirds to Keep Pace in Central Division

Following last weekend's sweep in St. Louis, the Chicago Cubs fell into second place in the NL Central Division behind the Milwaukee Brewers, but were able to regain a toehold on first place following a win in the Monday makeup game against the Los Angeles Angels as well as a series victory over the visiting…

Thoughts on “Ethical Fandom”

Sports teams are owned by rich assholes. Rich assholes tend to support political assholes like Donald Trump. Fans and media personalities often admonish players and other fans to "keep politics out of sports" but don't expect the same from team owners. An ugly reminder of this fact surfaced on Wednesday night with the news release…

Albert Almora Jr. Hits First Career Grand Slam in Win over Phillies

Fan favorite OF Albert Almora Jr. delivered the game-winning blow in the Northsiders' 8-4 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday evening in Chicago. Cubs SP Cole Hamels had a rough outing against the front-running Phillies, allowing three runs on nine hits in just 4.0 IP with two BBs and six SO. INF Anthony Rizzo…

Get Out the Brooms – Cubs Sweep Rivalry Weekend

The Chicago Cubs hosted the St. Louis Cardinals for their first series of the 2019 season this weekend. The Cubs entered the series with a record of 16-12, looking for a possible sweep in order to take over sole possession of first place from their arch-rival Redbirds, and the team delivered in magnificent fashion. Sunday's…

Why Do Fans Defend Disgraced Athletes?

The impending conclusion of Chicago Cubs INF Addison Russell's suspension for conduct in violation of the MLB domestic violence policy has prompted new discussion about whether he should be welcomed back to the Cubs roster. While it has been reported that Russell will remain with AAA Iowa for the time being for baseball-related reasons, there are…

Tyler Chatwood Takes Control to Give Cubs a Win in Extra Innings

The Chicago Cubs met the Arizona Diamondbacks for the rubber match of their three-game weekend series on Sunday afternoon in Arizona. The Cubs took an early lead on long balls by INF Kris Bryant (3) and C Willson Contreras (7) behind SP JosĂ© Quintana, who was efficient in the early going but was ultimately lifted…