Tag Archives: Kris Bryant

Chicago Cubs fans – Let’s stay in this magnificent moment as long as we can
November 3, 2016

What do we do now? If the smiles ever fade, Cubs fans are going to have to figure out how to behave without endless references to 1908 and 1945 ringing in our heads. “Wait ’til next year” is gone – replaced by “This year was was everything I dreamed!” When Kris Bryant made the throw to […]

Chicago Cubs – Opportunity lost and a future that might bring banners
October 22, 2015

by Kent Sterling Overmatched and underprepared. That’s the epitaph for the Chicago Cubs the day after one of the weakest showings in the history of postseason baseball. Regurgitating the obvious – anemic offense and defensive ineptitude – serves no purpose.  There was no ‘what if’ moment during the first four-game sweep of the Cubs since Lou […]

Cubs fans hopes reignited, but not without an emotional fight
October 7, 2015

by Kent Sterling Baseball fans backing the 29 teams that do not call Wrigley Field home loathe hearing about the 106-year championship drought, the unique level of suffering it causes, and the many ways Cubs fans are different from them. I was accosted by an Expos fan at Indiana University in 1984 while wearing a […]

Chicago Cubs sign Jon Lester, and suddenly relevance returns to Wrigley Field
December 10, 2014

by Kent Sterling The rebuild of the Chicago Cubs jumped into hyperdrive just before 2:00 a.m. today when postseason ace Jon Lester decided that six years (with a vesting option for a seventh year) and $155 million was enough to lead the starting rotation for a team expected to slowly mature and contend for a […]

Chicago Cubs Picked as the Worst Team in Baseball
January 29, 2014

by Kent Sterling According to a smart guy named Clay Davenport who runs computer simulations and analyzes statistical probabilities, the Chicago Cubs will be the only team in baseball to win less than 70 games in 2014. Don’t worry, the bevy of amazing and highly touted prospects the Chicago media crows about daily are only […]

Scott Boras Blasts Chicago Cubs – Only He Could Be Wrong in Blasting the Cubs
November 16, 2013

by Kent Sterling Here is what super-selfish super agent Scott Boras said to the media about the Chicago Cubs at the annual baseball general managers meeting that I found super annoying. “You’re (the Cubs) developing the infrastructure, but fans don’t come to see seats, grass, cement. They come to see players. They’ve done a great […]

St. Louis Cardinals Show Chicago Cubs How to Retool, Not Rebuild
October 7, 2013

by Kent Sterling Cubs President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein would like Cubs fans to believe that rebuilding is the road to winning, and that it takes five years.  That the length of his contract is five years is purely coincidental. The St. Louis Cardinals just keep piling up trips to the postseason at a […]