22 Oct 2015 @ 3:19 PM 

I would have liked to have seen the Cubs win the World Series this year. Their getting blanked by the NY Mets 4-0 in the NLCS looked bad. I am not bummed nor disappointed. I’m a Cubs fan, the “Next year” mentality has become a natural feeling to me. Here is what their record has been the last few years:

  • 2012: 61 – 101
  • 2013: 66 – 96
  • 2014: 73 – 89
  • 2015: 97 – 65

At the beginning of the season, my expectations were that I wanted the Cubs to have a winning record. Not only did they have a winning record, but they also had the 3rd best record in baseball in 2015. On top of that, they beat the team with the second best record in baseball (Pittsburgh Pirates) and the best record in baseball (St Louis Cardinals) to get to the NLCS. Things didn’t go so for well for the Cubs after that, but over a whole season, the Cubs did a really good job. What is even better is that the majority of their players are young and very talented. This means that they will only get better and they will continue to be competitive for the next several years. Yes my friends, its finally good to be a Cubs fan, and I’m excited about next year. Go Cubs go!

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 13 Oct 2015 @ 4:56 PM 

CUBS WIN! CUBS WIN! CUBS WIN! The Cubs have hit 9 HR in the last two games against the best pitching staff in baseball and the team with the best record in baseball. I’m now convinced that the Cubs can win the World Series!

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 07 Oct 2015 @ 8:01 PM 

Cubs win! St Louis here we come!

Fly the W

Fly the W

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 26 Sep 2015 @ 1:33 PM 

The Cubs are now in the post season. They will be playing the Pittsburgh Pirates for the Wild Card position in a one game series.

Cubs are in the post season!

Cubs are in the post season!

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 25 Sep 2015 @ 1:30 PM 
Cubs magic number is 1 !

Cubs magic number is 1 !

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 23 Sep 2015 @ 1:25 PM 

2000px-Chicago_Cubs_Logo 3

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 19 Sep 2015 @ 11:14 PM 

2000px-Chicago_Cubs_Logo 5

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 31 Aug 2015 @ 4:45 PM 

MLB.TV you disappointed me again. I was gullible enough to sign up for your MLB.TV service a few years ago, and I fell for temptation again here at the end of the season with your $10 sale. Now I remember why I didn’t subscribe again. All of those stupid blackouts of when I can’t see a live game. Tonight, I was going to sit down and watch the Cubs game and you sold your soul to ESPN instead of letting your fans enjoy a game. This only affirms why I stopped watching baseball a few years ago.

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 03 Mar 2015 @ 2:33 PM 

Cody is getting indoctrinated early. Thanks to Tracy Harris Photography.

 

cody cubs jersey

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 23 Oct 2010 @ 7:27 AM 

This week, the Cubs announced that they had made their choice, Mike Quade, for their new manager for their major league team. Towards the end of the 2010 season, Pinella left the team early to go home for “family” reasons. I can’t blame him for not finishing the season as the team was an embarrassment. Mike Quade became the interim manager once Lou left. Interestingly enough, the bench coach, Alan Trammel, was not even considered for the job. When Quade was named interim manager, Jim Hendry, the Cubs GM, stated that Trammel was not made interim manager because he was not going to be considered for the job of manager. Never mind that Trammel is the second in command and takes over when the manager gets ejected. Quade had started the season as the Cubs’ 3rd base coach. He had been the 3rd base coach for the Cubs since 2006, and was the manager for the AAA Iowa Cubs for 3 years. He has spent a total of 17 seasons as coach and manager in a number of baseball organizations in the minor leagues. Quade finished the 2010 season going 24-13.

A number of prospective managers put their hat in the ring for the managing job of the Cubs. Many fans seemed to think Joe Girardi was a prospective candidate for the job, I really doubt it. Granted, he’s an Illinois native, a former Cubs catcher, and really likes the Chicago area. He even applied for the job back when Lou was hired. He has been a successful manager and is currently in the last year of his contract with the New York Yankees. I don’t see him wanting to leave a job with a championship calibre team like the Yankees to try and bring a losing Cubs team a World Series that has eluded other managers for the last 102 years. That and he would come with a large price tag.

Many folks seemed to think that Bob Brenly was a good candidate. He is currently one of the broadcasters for the Cubs television games. People point to his World Series Championship with the AZ Diamond Backs. I personally don’t think that means anything. He came into that team after Buck Showalter built it from its first year as an expansion team, and walked right into a well built team for it to win the world series. He didn’t win any more World Series after that first year.

Perhaps the most notable name that was interviewing for the Cubs managing position was Ryne Sandberg. Yes, Ryno, the Hall of Fame second baseman for the Cubs. A player that has a very large following amongst not only Cubs fans, but baseball fans in general. Personally, I believe he’s the best second baseman to ever play the game, but I’m also a little biased because he was my childhood hero growing up. Ryno not only was a great player in his skills, but the way he carried himself was also really good. He has often been described as a class act.

I have mixed emotions about the whole thing, but overall I am disappointed, which is the same word Ryno used to describe how he feels about the decision. That link has a radio interview with him about an hour after the decision had been made. I’ve read much more negative feedback from fans about choosing to hire Quade instead of Ryno.
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