The Braves Are Leaving Their Highest-Paid Player Off The Playoff Roster

Braves second baseman Dan Uggla made $13 million this season, more money than any of his teammates did. That seems like a pretty OK deal for a second baseman that can hit 22 home runs in 448 at-bats. Except that Dan Uggla also sucks, and now he sucks bad enough to be left off the Braves' roster for the upcoming NLDS. » 10/02/13 1:55pm 10/02/13 1:55pm

Last Night's Rain Delay Was Called One Out Before The Cardinals Had To…

When Shane Robinson grounded out to give the Cardinals a 3-1 lead, with two outs in the seventh, it was raining. Raining hard. Raining hard enough to call the game? Raining harder than in the previous at-bat? Raining not quite as hard as it would for the next batter, when crew chief Gary Darling called a halt to play? » 10/18/12 11:00am 10/18/12 11:00am

'Shrine To Futility' Growing Outside Of Wrigley Field

As we chronicled this morning, Cubs fans passed through the anger phase of their playoff mourning ritual, and are now seemingly on to acceptance. A solemn 'Shrine of Futility' outside of Wrigley Field has been growing by the hour, as Cubs fans leave notes and artifacts lamenting their team's failure to make it past… » 10/06/08 5:00pm 10/06/08 5:00pm

In Which Cubs Fans Look To The Heavens And Ask, WTF?

If God is a Cubs fan, as some people say, He has a really sick sense of humor. So many reasons to be optimistic this season; only to fail once again. Mere words cannot describe the 100 years of frustration suffered by the North Siders, although some of the following blog entries come close. Come witness the… » 10/06/08 11:30am 10/06/08 11:30am

The Cubs Will Have To Wait 'Til Next Year

The Cubs suffered a 3-1 loss last night, becoming the first team eliminated in the post-season and sending the Dodgers to the NLCS. Los Angeles pitcher Hiroki Kuroda held Chicago's offense at bay, throwing 6 1/3 innings and allowing no runs. The Cubs now get to shuffle home with the consolation of the National… » 10/05/08 10:00am 10/05/08 10:00am

It's Go Big Or Go Home For Brewers, Cubs

Tonight belongs to the National League as the Phillies and the Dodgers try to advance to the Championship series with one more win. I beg of both lagging teams, can we please have a Divison series go beyond 3 games? Just one, please? Show you care, dammit! And should the Phillies win, look out for Daulario. • Phillies… » 10/04/08 6:00pm 10/04/08 6:00pm