Category Archives: Chicago Cubs

Hannah Storm Fights Back Tears As She Announces The Death Of Stuart Scott On ‘SportsCenter’


Originally posted on UPROXX:
“You beat cancer by how you live, why you live and the manner in which you live.” -Stuart Scott Hannah Storm was given the impossible talk of announcing Stuart Scott’s death live on SportsCenter this morning.…

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When a Simple Rule of Thumb Beats a Fancy Algorithm


Could parts of baseball, say pitching injury, fall into a heuristic method?

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Rosenthal to Cubs: The Price is Right…Now!


Ken Rosenthal thinks Price would look good in a Cubs uniform. I do too, if for different reasons, and strategy than him. The ask would be key piece of information, as to how to get both Price, who seems to … Continue reading

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July 4th: What Patriotism Means for Me


I wrote this Presidential, Inaugural-like address several seasons ago. It was a different time and place for me, and so, I reshare it because I think it speaks to the holiday and to our nation and my pride in it. … Continue reading

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Jake Arrieta: Breaking Balls Are Now His Friends


  A picture or two is worth a thousand words (See below the 3 graphs). Jake Arrieta has always been blessed with a power arm (94-96MPH) that oozed potential. In Baltimore, he teased towards being that guy, but never could … Continue reading

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Mom, Baseball, and Apple Pie: A Life Story


My mother passed away 3 years ago today. She was everything moms are, and to me, much more. Mom gave her time and energies to many worthy causes, just not usually the named ones, or the visible, or noteable problems … Continue reading

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A Cubs Quandary: Parting Ways With Talent, part 1


  The current Cubs season does not seem headed for any playoffs despite receiving standout performances again from a couple of starting pitchers. The oft mentioned for trade, Jeff Samardzija, is pitching as the ace (20th in fWAR, xFIP 3.27), finally, dreamt … Continue reading

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I Was in Sports Illustrated!!!!!!


Originally posted on Baseball with Matt:
Hey baseball fans! So, as some of you know already, I was in the latest issue of Sports Illustrated (May 26, 2014 edition, pg. 20)! I just want to say thank you so much…

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Cubs Mike Olt: Is he Mark Reynolds Jr. with a Better Glove? Or someone else?


Comparisons. Everyone makes them to distill down an idea or a thought or a person, God forbid (stereotypes), to its simplest form or characteristic. We (humans) do this to survive. Else, sensory overload, the mainframe (our minds) would get bogged … Continue reading

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Montreal Expos : A Brief Expose on the Plights of this Franchise


I recently completed a rough edit on the Montreal Expos franchise. It is 20 pages long; so not as detailed as Jonah Keri’s Up, Up, and Away(above), but it covers some of the same history with my penchant for graphs … Continue reading

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