Game 17 Recap: Cubs 16, Rockies 5

In an era where every pitch thrown, every brush of bat against ball, seemingly every breath taken by big leaguers is immediately measured and categorized and dissected, it’s refreshing to witness something that cannot be quantified. Javier Baez’s baseball instincts are unparalleled, and they were on full display on Friday night in the Cubs’ 16-5 […]


Game 6 Recap: Cubs 8, Brewers 0

There’s something about rain delays. Everybody knows the story of the Cubs rallying to win the World Series after a 17-minute rain delay and some inspiring words from Jason Heyward during a player’s only meeting. It’s one of the more overplayed narratives of Cubs 2016 World Series lore, and even inspired an NBC documentary called […]


Willson Contreras Believes What He Says

Two Fridays ago at the annual Cubs Convention, Willson Contreras made headlines when he brashly prophesied, “I know I’m going to be better than [Yadier Molina and Buster Posey]. That’s my plan. That’s my [mindset].” In other sports, such unabashed declarations of confidence in one’s own abilities are accepted, even lauded. But the traditionalist world of […]