June 30, 2008
(Chicago, IL) – Chicago Cubs Manager Lou Piniella, long-known for his fiery temper and on-field antics resulting in ejections, had managed to stay in every game this year. But that changed on Sunday in the Cubs’ 5-1 loss to the cross-town rival White Sox. The loss was the Cubs’ fourth in a row.
Sweet Lou was ejected after briefly coming out to argue a check swing in the third inning. But Lou wants everyone to know that the ejection was completely unwarranted – he didn’t get his money’s worth. Read more
June 29, 2008
Welcome to the fifth installment of The 5-Minute Superfan. If you’re wondering what the heck it is, check this page out. It’s been a crummy week in Cubs Nation. And not the delicious kind of crums – like the kind that fall off of an Otis Spunkmeyer cookie. As an aside, we’ve got a new resource here at The Brickyard: a complete catalog of the Cubs 2008 Draft. Ok, on with the Superfan. Read more
Chicago Bulls Decide to Go Very Young in NBA Draft – Take Freshman Derrick Rose in First, Zygote in Second
June 27, 2008
(New York, NY) – The 2008 NBA Draft went off last night without a hitch, and many teams dramatically improved their overall situation with draft-day deals. But the storyline dominating the draft was the emergence of young stars as the players every team was targeting. A record 12 freshman were drafted, and it was the first time ever that freshman went 1-2-3 in the draft – though freshman Greg Oden and Kevin Durant went 1-2 last year.
The first freshman selected was Memphis point guard, Derrick Rose, who went to the Bulls with the first overall selection. Clearly interested in “going young” in the draft, the Bulls then set their sites on an even younger target: a zygote. Read more
June 26, 2008
(Chicago, IL) – As the Chicago Cubs compete with the Baltimore Orioles at Wrigley Field this week, it seems that one of the Orioles is competing for something else: the Cubs’ affection. Second baseman Brian Roberts, reportedly a target of the Cubs’ interest in the offseason this year, is apparently still interested in the Cubs.
And he’s doing his best to catch the Cubs’ eye. On, and off the field. Read more
June 24, 2008
(Chicago, IL) – Jim Hendry was asked whether he was prepared to part with several prized prospects in order to bring ace CC Sabathia to the Northside. His answer was absolute and sudden.
“No,” responded the Cubs’ GM, much to the surprise and chagrin of the Cubs faithful, as a bit of glaze drizzled down his chins.
June 23, 2008
(Chicago, IL) – The Windy City Series between the Chicago Cubs and the Chicago White Sox ended in an easy sweep for the Cubs, with a 7-1 victory at Wrigley Field. It was as if the White Sox were the Cubs’ annoying little brother, whom the Cubs flicked away like a fly.
In fact it was exactly like a big brother beating up on his little brother: after the game, the Cubs unceremoniously, and collectively, farted on the White Sox head. Read more
June 22, 2008
Welcome to the fourth installment of The 5-Minute Superfan. If you’re wondering what the heck it is, check this page out. It’s been a streaky week in Cubs Nation. And not all the good kind. Think half Heidi Klum streaking, and half Will Ferrell. Read more
June 20, 2008
(Tampa Bay, FL) – Chicago Cubs manager Lou Piniella sits comfortably in a rocking chair on the porch of his Tampa Bay home. His Cubs were just swept by the Tampa Bay Rays, but Lou can’t be bothered with all that noise. Not now. He’s rocking. And reminiscing.
He wants you to know that he used to manage a team in Tampa Bay, too. Read more
3-Day Waiting Period Saves Lives as Despondent Cubs Fans Await Word on Carlos Zambrano’s Shoulder Injury
June 19, 2008
(Chicago, IL) – Cub fan Tim Smithey is had a crummy day yesterday. The Chicago Cubs lost for the second day in a row, surprisingly-good Jim Edmonds left the game with a foot injury, and ace Carlos Zambrano let the game with as-of-yet undisclosed “shoulder discomfort.”
And then, worst of all, Tim couldn’t even buy a gun to blow his brains out. Read more
June 18, 2008
(Boston, MA) – The Boston Celtics and their dynamic trio of Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, and Ray Allen had the NBA’s best record this season. It showed in the postseason, as they marched through the playoffs, concluding with a 4-2 series win over the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA Finals – complete with a 131-92 thrashing in game 6.
Many thought it was a fitting end to the NBA playoffs. But league commissioner David Stern announced shortly after the championship was clinched that the playoffs would go on. Read more