Tag: Chicago Cubs

Rivalry Week for the Yankees and What Ails Aroldis Chapman

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SPANISH HARLEM – Rivalry week is under way, at least that’s what they keep telling me on the YES Network. Last weekend it was the Hated Boston Red Sox, this week it continued with the New York Mets. Those in the city like to make the Subway Series more than it is and I’m sure each […]

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Dumb Stuff John Elway Would Say, Cards, Cubs, Brewers in Slapfight, Upton, Verlander, Nature Walks

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“When a man moves away from nature his heart becomes hard.” – Lakota proverb. DENVER, CO – It is within the Cubs nature to lose.  It is within the Cardinals nature to win.  It is within the Brewers nature to be irrelevant by the All-Star break unless the Bear Jew (Ryan Braun) takes enough steroids. […]

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Ebs’ Hot Takes: Yankees Bullpen, Philadelphia 76ers, Chicago Cubs, Jacoby Ellsbury

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PNC FIELD, MOOSIC, PA – As I sit here watching Jacoby Ellsbury’s rehab assignment continue, I gave some serious thought on what I should write about today. It’s the quietest part of the year for sports. There’s baseball, and that’s it. But, I think I have a few topics to discuss. Here’s the latest batch […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: Dysfunctional Mets and Curious Case of the Giant “Toy”

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METSVILLE, USA – As the baseball season moves toward summer, things are looking bright in the Bronx but querulous in Queens with the Dysfunctional Mets. The NBA playoffs, on the other hand, are the worst warmup band ever. Can we get to the Cavs vs Warriors already? How Much is that Dildo in the Picture? […]

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Ebs’ Hot Takes: Buffalo Bills, Chicago Cubs, Syracuse Hoops

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WILKES-BARRE, PA – So, I didn’t know what to do Sunday. With the Buffalo Bills playing in Seattle on Monday night, I didn’t have to go to a bar to watch the game. It was different to say the least. I actually got to enjoy a day of football and not fret about the play of the […]

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Cheesy Bruin’s Free NFL Picks… NFL Notes

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MARLBORO, NY – After a couple of mediocre Sundays I returned to the 3-1 familiar form that you all have come to expect in my Cheesy Bruin’s Free NFL Picks. I’m at 19-13 for the year and that’s good for 60% but not good enough, as I put great pressure on myself to deliver the […]

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Game 7 of the World Series and Nothing Else Matters!

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SPANISH HARLEM – The World Series is the pinnacle of Baseball. Only those deserving may enter, it doesn’t matter if your the best team or the team that just got in. They all matter because they have a chance at something special, something grand. They work hard for this, they spend hours honing their craft. […]

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Angry Ax Wednesday? Dak Prescott, Billy Goat, Dawg Pound, NY Rangers Rolling

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FREEHOLD, NJ – While Angry Ward enjoys some R&R, management reached out to me to bring some civility back to this forum. The word is that ratings here are tanking at the same rate as the NFL’s! That’s just horrible! I trust that they sent out an email blast to let readers know that The Grinding Ax would be swinging an Angry One […]

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Cheesy Bruin’s Free NFL Picks, Plus News re Snookie and the Jets, Osweiler, Cowboys, Matt Ryan

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MANALAPAN TOWNSHIP, NJ – This is the last column from what turned out to be… an almost-permanent (one-year) temporary living arrangement. Starting next week I’ll be reporting from the hometown of Snookie – Marlboro, New York. Wait until this sleepy little town hears that a writer of a sports web site has taken up residence. […]

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Biggest Game in MLB History: Cubs vs Indians Game 4.

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CHICAGO, IL – Has there ever been a more important baseball game for the fans of one team than the one facing Chicago Cubs fans tonight? And by no means are we saying this isn’t massively important for Cleveland Indians fans. It’s likely in the Top 10 for those folks. But good golly, it’d be […]

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