It’s Time for Cubs Fans to Embrace Villainy

The world changed for Cubs fans on November 2, 2016 (or November 3 in Cleveland and Toronto), the night the Cubs won the World Series after a 108-year championship drought. It finally happened! But we were not truly prepared for what came next - villain status. The World Series title transformed the Cubs from "lovable…

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…

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…

Time to Cut the Bullshit

Sunday night featured several unpleasant news items regarding the Chicago Cubs. Star INF Javier Báez, winner of the Fielding Bible Multi-Position Award for the third straight year, was overlooked at second base in favor of Rockies INF DJ LeMahieu in a very puzzling decision by Rawlings Sports that also snubbed Cardinals INF Kolten Wong, another strong…

Rockies, Yankees Advance in MLB Wild Card Round

Following the NL division tiebreaker games held on Monday which crowned the Los Angeles Dodgers and Milwaukee Brewers as NL West and NL Central division champs, respectively, the losers of the tiebreakers, the Chicago Cubs and Colorado Rockies, faced off in the NL Wild Card game on Tuesday. The Cubs were eliminated in an agonizing…

Cubs Take South Side Crosstown Series After Dropping Game 1

The Chicago Cubs came into the second half of the "Crosstown Classic" intracity matchup with a 2.5 game lead in the NL Central Division over the second-place Milwaukee Brewers following a brutal stretch of 30 games scheduled in 30 days. The Northsiders finished that stretch with an 18-11 record before matching up against their south…