A Different Kind of Angst: What Needs to Go Right on Offense

In January, during the Cubs Convention at the Sheraton Grand in Chicago, Joe Maddon titillated the crowd with his confident proclamation that the Cubs would repeat their World Series title, and no one in the crowd doubted it. In the months since, “That’s Cub” has become, again, both a pejorative and mocking refrain, depending on […]


What’s Eating Kyle Hendricks?

Something is definitely off with last year’s Cy Young candidate. Through his first three starts of the 2017 season, Kyle Hendricks has struggled with the very things that made him excellent just last year. Whether or not this is a harbinger of what the forthcoming months will look like from him is too early to […]


The Year After

Hold your head high, Chicago. This city has long been punching up, almost apologizing for itself as it jabs, but get your chin up; the Chicago Cubs are World Series champions. That means every major sport has now claimed at least one title in most of our lifetimes—a Super Bowl, six NBA championships, three Stanley […]