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In the annual edition of Ask Jeff, Chicago's own Jeff Garlin reveals everything you wanted to know about the Cubs.
Hey Jeff, Did you ever have a favorite Cub who wasn't particularly good but you liked him anyways? An example would be Glenallen Hill, who always looked like the most serious man on earth when he took the field. I thought one day he might snap and bite the head off a pitcher. -- Richard Gintowt, Kansas City, Mo.
Easy. Hector Villanueva is one of my all-time favorites. He looked like he'd been to Lou Malnati's before the game and the Weiner Circle after. When he'd hit a homer I'd have some ice cream.
Any chance you can get Ronnie Woo somehow involved in a Curb Your Enthusiasm episode? Maybe he can "Woo" Larry crazy or something?? -- Steve B, Arlington Heights
Okay here is the scenario. Woo does the show. He yells "woo" at Larry. Larry asks me what's wrong with this guy. I reply "wee".
Hi Jeff - Can you answer a question we've had all year? Was Matt Sinatro the 1st base coach that Lou originally named to his staff? We didn't think so, but can't find anything saying otherwise. -- Cathy Klimek, Minneapolis
Okay I'm sick and tired of this question. The media is constantly harping on it. The answer is he originally named Peanuts Lowery. Peanuts is dead. So obviously he couldn't do it. So you have Mr. Sinatro. I prefer Mr. Sinatra.
I don't think the Cubs are going to get anybody significant in a trade unless they are willing to give up one or more of Theriot, Fontenot, Pie, Marmol or Marshall. Which one of these guys do you see the Cubs willing to trade and who do you think is untouchable? -- Vivek Thaker, Streamwood
Well I think they are all untouchable. I know it. Especially Theriot. At spring training I stroked his hair oh so gently and he kicked the crap out of me.
Jeff - Duff Beer vs. Old Style. Discuss. -- Fred, Chicago
One is a pretend beer from a cartoon TV show and the other I wish was a pretend beer from a cartoon TV show.
Why is Felix Pie so untouchable? If we can trade him for someone like Griffey then why not? I wanna win before we reach the century mark! -- Brandon, Springfield
You're so right. That would be a great trade. A young healthy star in the making that should be great for years to come for a guy who would probably get hurt his first game as a Cub. Listen Brandon, while you're at it, why don't you go stroke Ryan Theriot's hair.
What is the best thing about Wrigley Field that the average fan knows nothing about? -- Kevin, Payson, Ariz.
The Cubs aren't going to be happy I let this out. But there is a chocolate river that flows underneath the outfield wall that the players both swim in and drink from.
Jeff, do you think the cubs need to make one more big deal in order to take the central. i think griffey jr. would look good in a cubs uniform.. what do u think? -- Raul, Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
I actually think Miss June 2004 Hiromi Oshima would look even better. Alyssa Milano too. Who do I talk with to make this happen? How about Penélope Cruz in a Cub uniform? Seriously who do I talk to?
Is there a chance that the Cubs would bring back Dave Kingman? He was such an excellent defensive player. -- Michael Garlin, Buffalo Grove
My brother loved Dave Kingman. Michael, we can't have Kingman again but we do have Mr. Angel Pagan. He's a nifty fielder.
Last note from Jeff: "Curb Your Enthusiasm comes back on HBO on Sept. 9 and my movie 'I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With' opens in Chicago at the Music Box theatre on Oct. 5."