Observations on Chicago Baseball Managers

Mike Quade started off his MLB managerial career off with a bang, posting one of the best beginnings in Cubs franchise history. I wonder now if some of the luster has worn off. He’s lost Geovany Soto, Tyler Colvin, and Carlos Silva for the year. Now two of the club’s most dependable starters get blown […]

September 25, 2010  Tags: , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: biz of baseball, coaching, controversy, game of baseball, Jim Hendry, manager, observations, rivalries  No Comments

John Dewan’s Stat of the Week™

Hitting from the On-Deck Circle In his first week as a member of the White Sox, something incredible happened to Manny Ramirez. In two different games, while he was standing in the on-deck circle, a game-winning home run was hit. On August 31, it was A.J. Pierzynski who connected and the very next day Paul […]

September 10, 2010  Tags: , , , , ,   Posted in: John Dewan, Stat of the Week, stats  2 Comments

John Dewan’s Stat of the Week™

Manny Being Manny… in the Playoffs Chicago White Sox General Manager Kenny Williams was thrilled to acquire veteran slugger Manny Ramirez from the Dodgers this week, but he’s hoping the addition will provide its biggest benefits beyond Game 162. “Our thought behind it was very simple,” said Williams on MLB.com. “We not only want to […]

September 3, 2010  Tags: , , , ,   Posted in: John Dewan, playoffs, Stat of the Week, stats  One Comment

Lou has had enough with the tantrums

In the second installment of this season’s Cubs vs White Sox Crosstown Classic, tempers boiled within the Cubs family once again. Lou Piniella has apparently had enough of that, and frankly I think it is about time he took more control of this club. After two strikeouts and a routine fly out, Milton Bradley threw […]

June 27, 2009  Tags: , , , , ,   Posted in: game recap, Jim Hendry, Lou Piniella, observations, oldschool, players  No Comments

Cubs vs Sox – Crosstown Classic 2009

The Chicago Cubs will face the Chicago White Sox in the 2009 Cross-Town Classic! When this interleague-cross-town matchup gets underway, you definitely do not want to be the only person left out of the fun. See the White Sox and the Cubs play one another, and no matter if it’s at Wrigley Field or U.S. Cellular Field, […]

June 13, 2009  Tags: , , , ,   Posted in: Chicago, game day, rivalries, schedule, tradition, Wrigley Field  One Comment

The Interleague Dilemma

Interleague play brings about a decision point for where a fan’s loyalties lie. Enemies become friends, friends become enemies …cats and dogs living together in harmony. For example, with the Cubs playing the Minnesota Twins and Cleveland Indians over the next ten days, are White Sox fans inclined to – gasp – root for the […]

June 12, 2009  Tags: , , , , , , ,   Posted in: controversy, rivalries, schedule, Wrigley Field  No Comments

Hendry must influence Peavy’s ultimate destination

Cubs GM Jim Hendry may or may not be willing to do what it takes to bring San Diego Padre’s ace Jake Peavy to the Northside. He may not have the lattitude with a management in transition to commit the players or finances to get the deal done. Or he may feel the price is […]

May 22, 2009  Tags: , , , , , ,   Posted in: biz of baseball, Hot Stove, Jim Hendry, players, rivalries  No Comments

Guest Post: May the Best Team Win

Here is a Guest Post sent in by AJ: The Atlanta Braves have proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that the MLB playoff format is exactly what Hank Steinbrenner, Chairman of the New York Yankees, claims it to be – a new found life for the weaker teams. The Braves reeled off 14 straight division […]

April 17, 2009  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: fan comments, guest post, observations, playoffs  No Comments