Archive for October, 2009

First Signing for 2010 Cubs Must Be Owner

The 2009 Cubs were a major disappointment by nearly any measure. They didn’t hit, they didn’t field, even the Cubs vaunted pitching staff faltered. The team sustained major injuries, fought on and off the field, and was generally unlikeable. One of the main causes of this (that is controllable) is the lack of leadership at […]

October 19, 2009  Tags: , , , ,   Posted in: biz of baseball, observations, Team Ownership  One Comment

John Dewan’s Stat of the Week™

Which players have performed the best in the postseason? Performing well during the regular season is one thing, but producing in October wins championships. As we await the Twins-Tigers playoff and the Division Series, let’s take a look at the best playoff performers among active players. Most Productive Hitters by On-Base Plus Slugging (minimum 50 […]

October 6, 2009  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: John Dewan, playoffs, Stat of the Week, stats  No Comments

Michael Jordan at Wrigley Field

Here’s a little something for your enjoyment. A friend on Facebook posted this YouTube video of Michael Jordan playing in the 1994 Cubs-Sox Crosstown Classic exhibition game at Wrigley Field. This 9 minute video features Harry Caray’s pre-game interview with MJ followed by each of his at-bats and key plays. Michael was humbled by playing […]

October 1, 2009  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Chicago, game of baseball, oldschool, rivalries, the media, tradition  No Comments