Monthly Archives July 2015

Hot in DesMoines

Apart from Junior Lake, who is sporting an OPS around .900, a couple of Iowa Cubs have been on tears recently: Rubi Silva and Christian Villanueva. Both are hitting around .275, but Silva now has ten HRs and Villanueva has thirteen. I always liked the way Silva chased flies in right field (on TV during […]

This new affiliate is abominable

The new Cub affiliate in the Northwest League this (short) season is the Eugene Emeralds. The team’s logo is not a gem, however. It’s actually Bigfoot– –with an emerald-green tinge. The team jersey features a curve-y letter E–with toes sticking up! Calling themselves the Eugene Bigfeet would be problematic. After all, you want your fans […]