Getting To Know Alfonso Soriano's Alleged Road Beef

So, this seems like it could be a regular feature. Deadspin received a tip this weekend about pictures circulating on one Keri Wiesen's Facebook page (public to those in the Chicago network), which features this fleshy young lady in various friendly poses with the Chicago Cubs' (Central division champs! Hooray!)… » 9/22/08 1:30pm 9/22/08 1:30pm

Cubs' Curse: 'Sorry I'm Late; Traffic Was A Bitch'

For all of those who thought that fate had given the Cubs a pass this season; for all who doubted The Curse and figured that 100 years of futility were enough, well, think again, Mojambo. Take a look at your roster tomorrow and notice that heaping helping of Micah Hoffpauir, where Alfonso Soriano should be. What in the … » 6/12/08 12:35pm 6/12/08 12:35pm

Welcoming The Pill In A Leathery Embrace ... No!

Slate's Robert Weintraub, like many of us, loves the old purple prose of early 1900s sportswriting, the Grantland Rices, the men who painted epic tales of warriors, grizzled combatants and lardywarks too manly to wear gloves. In an occasional series, Weintraub writes about the week's best baseball game in the style of… » 5/28/08 4:10pm 5/28/08 4:10pm

Look, The Cubs Actually Spent Some Cash. A LOT Of It

Say what you will about the Chicago Cubs, but they aren't letting a little thing like an impending sale stand in the way of paying a ridiculous amount for a big name. In a move that should put those A-Rod rumors to the crematorium, the Cubs signed Alfonso Soriano to an eight-year, $136 million deal. That's eight years; … » 11/20/06 10:30am 11/20/06 10:30am