A legal performance enhancer

Can't wait to read all the arguments why this shouldn't be allowed in baseball. “We built a silly device, took it over to the recovery room and, lo and behold, it worked beyond our wildest imaginations,” Heller explained. “Whereas it was taking them hours to re-warm patients coming into the recovery room, we were doing […]

Random Facepalm – 8.31.2012

Did the Cubs Shift Gears Yesterday? Yes. They won. Miscellaneous Of players with at least 80 Plate Appearances, Brett Jackson leads the Cubs in wRC+ (113). (h/t, mb21) He's also fifth on the current roster in batting WAR. For the season. He's played in 23 games. According to Fangraphs, Darwin Barney has been worth 11.6 […]

Cubs “shifting gears” because we have to

According to Paul Sullivan, the Cubs are going to shift gears with regards to what they're doing at 3rd base. You're not alone if that doesn't make any sense. Sveum says they are "shifting gears" on playing time for Vitters. Valbuena to get bulk of starts down stretch. — Paul Sullivan (@PWSullivan)

Because We Have To

The winner of the Obstructed View Unofficially Official 2013 Chicago Cubs Slogan* Contest has been chosen. There were so many great entries, in a way you are all winners, but in a more accurate way, there was only the one winner.  By virtue of a plurality of the popular vote by our readers (and possibly […]

Contest winners

In order to ship The Essential Games of The Chicago Cubs to our winners, we will need home addresses. The 5 winners were listed here and Nick has won the t-shirt so we'll also need to know which t-shirt and what size he wants. If the winners could send an email to ov@obstructedview.net with the […]

Darwin Barney defensive highlights

Since Darwin Barney set the single season record for an errorless streak at 2nd base last night, I figured we might look back at some of his best plays. Thanks to mlb.com we can do that. As I was looking through these last night I was surprised at two things: there weren't as many outstanding […]

What would make you give up on the Cubs?

Aisle 424 wrote last week about the paucity of fans at U.S. Cellular at the conclusion of the White Sox' sweep of the Yankees, and it got me to thinking. It got me to thinking so much I actually used the word paucity in a sentence. But mostly it made me ponder the possibility of the […]

Cubs name Brandon Hyde new farm director

The Cubs have hired Brandon Hyde as the farm director. Oneiri Fleita was fired not long ago and Hyde will replace Fleita. The Cubs named Brandon Hyde as the new director of player development, promoting him from his role as the club’s Minor League field coordinator. He replaces Oneri Fleita, who was dismissed. Hyde, 38, […]

Congratulations to our finalists – 2 Days Left to Vote

As we've said before, the finalists for the OV Slogan Contest are in, but we haven't officially officially announced who came up with those five fabulous slogans. They all win copies of the Essential Games of the Chicago Cubs DVD Series and a chance at an Obstructed View t-shirt or OV personal grooming tool. So […]

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