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It’s about Fukudome time.

By Brian Thomas | August 21, 2011

The Chicago Cubs finally made the move last week to fire Jim Hendry, who had been their general manager since 2002. All I can say is it's about time. Although the Cubs finally made the right move and did what clearly needed to be done, they still waited...

The Rant: Corruption in Chicago

By Chris Dertz | April 21, 2011

Sox fans have to choose whether to be elated or embarrassed.The one thing that the Cubs had over the Sox was that they had never fixed a World Series.Or had they?New documents have surfaced that hint that the Cubs threw the 1918 World Series, and that...

The Rant: Predicting a “Riot”

By Jimmy Johnson | March 31, 2011

Tears will most likely be shed at some point by Chicago Cubs fans this season.Yet North Side fans shouldn't get the water works started over seeing Ryan Theriot in a St. Louis Cardinals uniform.The Riot's departure to the Cubs' division rival was seen...

Go Hendry, go Hendry, go

By Jimmy Johnson | March 27, 2011

DeKALB | I didn't think Jim Hendry had it in him. Naturally, I thought the Chicago Cubs general manager would play the sourpuss card and not eat Carlos Silva's $11.5 million contract for 2011. Boy was I wrong. Hendry and Cubs ownership finally took out...

Commentary: Calm down, Cub fans

By Jimmy Johnson | February 15, 2011

Many Chicago sports fans plan on utilizing this upcoming baseball season as a remedy to recover from the heartbreak and letdown of the Bears' loss to the Packers. There will certainly need to be a heavy dosage of winning baseball to cure the lingering...

Cubs forego Ryne-oplasty

By Andrew Singer | October 19, 2010

On Tuesday, the Cubs announced the signing of Mike Quade to a two-year deal to manage the team with a club option for 2013. While some fans may be disgusted with this turn of events, any logical baseball fan should realize this move should be celebrated....

Lowering ticket prices only fix for mediocre results

By Jerry Burnes | September 27, 2010

Prior to Sunday's home finale, Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts discussed the two most dreaded words to Cubs fans-ticket prices-with no decision announced. Usually that means the ownership is raising prices by ‘X' percent in hopes of increasing revenue so...

The Rant: Just focus on your spokesman job, Sammy

By Jerry Burnes | August 24, 2010

I don't get why it took so long for Sammy Sosa to realize the Cubs don't respect him. Not like he ever respected the Cubs. Sosa's legacy is squat now. He's nothing. He's a spokesman for a skin cream that made him look like a cross between Michael Jackson...