Archive for February, 2009

Sweaty Joe Calls it a Career

Sweaty Joe Calls it a Career

Former Chicago Cubs closer / really sweaty guy Joe Borowski is hanging up the spikes. Cubs fans will remember Borowski for a handful of things: a ridiculous back-up slider, the[Read More…]

by February 25, 2009 MLB News and Rumors
Update: Carlos Zambrano IS on Venezuela’s Final WBC Roster

Update: Carlos Zambrano IS on Venezuela’s Final WBC Roster

Last night we reported that even if no one else thinks Carlos Zambrano is pitching in the World Baseball Classic, the country of Venezuela seems to think he is. Well[Read More…]

by February 24, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
In Case You Were Worried that Carlos Zambrano Was Already Broken

In Case You Were Worried that Carlos Zambrano Was Already Broken

As Chicago Cubs fans, we live in a perpetual state of fear – ironic, given that to fear loss is to have experienced success, and, um… But anyway, the fear[Read More…]

by February 24, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Milton Bradley is Going to Pop, and It’s Going to Be Our Fault

Milton Bradley is Going to Pop, and It’s Going to Be Our Fault

When the Chicago Cubs signed Milton Bradley several weeks ago, each story on the signing was as populated by statistics from Bradley’s explosive season last year in Arlington as it[Read More…]

by February 24, 2009 Analysis and Commentary
Report: Carlos Zambrano is Pitching in the World Baseball Classic

Report: Carlos Zambrano is Pitching in the World Baseball Classic

Um, what? In all the hemming and hawing about whether or not Carlos Marmol would be pitching for the D.R. in the WBC (he’s not), we may have missed an[Read More…]

by February 23, 2009 Chicago Cubs News

Official: Carlos Marmol is Out of the World Baseball Classic

No more speculation necessary, Carlos Marmol is officially out of the WBC. Allow me to be the first to say woo. And might I add hoo.

by February 23, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
The Cublogoverse is Unretired

The Cublogoverse is Unretired

Several months ago, the Cublogverse suffered a kick squarely to the crotch when Joe Aiello announced that he was shuttering the venerable Cubs blog, View from the Bleachers. All wasn’t[Read More…]

by February 23, 2009 Cublogoverse
OMG Brian Roberts and OMG Orlando Hudson… Are Not Going to be Cubs

OMG Brian Roberts and OMG Orlando Hudson… Are Not Going to be Cubs

So, not that either second baseman looked likely to become a Chicago Cub, it’s worth noting that Orlando Hudson and Brian Roberts don’t look likely to be Cubs any time[Read More…]

Lou’s Latest Lineup Lacking Likeability and Other L’s Like Lugubrious

Lou’s Latest Lineup Lacking Likeability and Other L’s Like Lugubrious

So, late last week Chicago Cubs manager Lou Piniella threw out his thoughts on the lineup for this season in response to the rampant interest in Alfonso Soriano’s spot. His[Read More…]

by February 23, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
The Countries of Baseball

The Countries of Baseball

Here’s a way to kill a few minutes. Try to figure out the precise contours of the various teams’ territory, particularly the two Chicago teams. I’m not trying to be[Read More…]

by February 22, 2009 MLB News and Rumors

Will the Cubs Ever Sign a LOOGY?

MLBTradeRumors recently put together a solid list of the available lefty relievers on the market, who specialize in getting left-handed hitters out (that’s LOOGYs to us nerds). The list looks[Read More…]

by February 22, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors
The Brewers, Like the Cubs, Hate the Top of the Lineup

The Brewers, Like the Cubs, Hate the Top of the Lineup

Milwaukee Brewers manager Ken Macha recently said he plans to bat Rickie Weeks and J.J. Hardy at the top of the lineup this year, and in light of the persistent[Read More…]

by February 22, 2009 MLB News and Rumors
Best. Harry Caray Impression. Ever.

Best. Harry Caray Impression. Ever.

I would embed if I could. You want to go to here: Boys of Spring – Matt Wagner Impersonates Harry Caray.

by February 21, 2009 Cubs Humor