OV Pic of the Day: Suck It, Holliday

OK, so maybe the Cubs didn’t drill Matt Holliday in the ear for blatantly spiking Castro in yesterday’s game.  Maybe they do look like giant wusses on national TV after the talking heads on ESPN were pretty unanimous that Dempster should drill him in his first at-bat, and after Bobby Valentine pretty much laughed at […]

OV Pic of the Day: Is It Friday Friday Yet?

It’s two Pics of the Day in a row for Blake Dewitt.  I’m sure he would be honored if he had any idea this part of the interwebz existed. Anyway, the Cubs lost and Prince Fielder inched closer to Mike Schmidt as all-time Cubs killer extraordinaire.  But Blakey has even more problems. (Photo by Scott […]

OV Pic of the Day: Thus Endeth the Winning Streak

So that was fun.  The Cubs won three games in a row just when nobody thought they could.  But then they played an actual major league team.  They had a chance in the ninth inning, but Blake DeWitt struck out on what would have been ball four.  OV, using advanced technology that we have developed […]

OV Pic of the Day: Lost Ball Leads to Third Win

The Cubs won three in a row!  The Cubs won three in a row!  The Cubs won three in a row!  How the hell did that happen?  Hunter Pence happened. With the score tied at four in the bottom of the 10th inning, Marlon Byrd hit a ball to right and Pence zigged when he […]

OV Pic of the Day: Some People REALLY Don’t Like Houston

It was a banner day at Wrigley.  The Cubs won, Carlos Marmol didn’t completely implode, and there were a couple of homeruns.  There was also an actual banner.  I don’t know what Houston did to these people, but they want to get them realigned the hell out of the National League Central. (Brian Cassella, Chicago Tribune […]

OV Pic of the Day: Dempster Doesn’t Have a Good Poker Face

So, I’ve been at work and wasn’t able to pay much attention to the rubber game against the Phillies today.  With Ryan Dempster going up against rookie starter, Vance Worley, you had to figure the Cubs had as good a shot as they could expect to take the series from the best team in the […]

OV Pic of the Day: Are We Having Fun Yet?

The Cubs lost to the Phillies 4-2 after blowing a 2-0 lead and another outstanding  pitching performance by Matt Garza.  After the game, Garza said he is still having fun: “It’s baseball,” Garza said. “If it was a given, it wouldn’t be that fun, would it?” (Chris Sweda, Chicago Tribune / July 19, 2011) It […]

OV Pic of the Day: Halladay Beat by Cubs (or Heat?)

As far as I can tell, the heat opened up a parallel universe where Roy Halladay is mediocre and Rodrigo Lopez is awesome.  Or something.  The heat definitely played a role as Halladay was forced from the game in the 5th inning after already allowing three runs on seven hits… or so the Phillies would […]

OV Pic of the Day: Crushing Loss (in Soccer)

Unlike alot of the viewers of the Women’s World Cup finals, these folks seem pretty prepared for a crushing defeat.  Never say being a Cubs fan doesn’t have its benefits. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

OV Pic of the Day: Marlins Do a Funny Bit

Those funny, funny Marlins.  They’re a hoot.   They out-Cubbed the Cubs and saved Carlos Marmol from getting lynched. I hope they do an encore tomorrow. (AP Photo/ Paul Beaty)

Cubs Pic of the Day – Look! A Dewayne Wise Sighting!

I tried something last year over at Aisle 424 that I called the Play of the Day that substituted a game recap.  My reasoning was that everyone with a Cubs blog that wanted to be “taken seriously” did a game recap, and the last thing I want to do with the Cubs is take them […]