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Series Preview: Reds v. Cubs, April 21 – April 21, 2009

Series Preview: Reds v. Cubs, April 21 – April 21, 2009

The Chicago Cubs welcome the Cincinnati Reds to town and the greatest manager in all the land, Dusty Baker.  A refresher on the series preview here at Bleacher Nation: The[Read More…]

by April 21, 2009 Series Previews
*Screeching Tire Sound* – Jeff Samardzija to the Rotation, Sean Marshall to the Bullpen?

*Screeching Tire Sound* – Jeff Samardzija to the Rotation, Sean Marshall to the Bullpen?

The early season struggles of the bullpen are nearly the only thing for folks to complain about, so naturally, they’re complaining. Specifically, the lone lefty in the pen, Neal Cotts,[Read More…]

Obsessive Harden Shoulderwatch: Feelin’ Fine Despite That Whole Terrible Pitching Thing

Obsessive Harden Shoulderwatch: Feelin’ Fine Despite That Whole Terrible Pitching Thing

Last time out, Chicago Cubs starter Rich Harden threw 92 pitches… in three innings. He struck out a ton of dudes, but was incredibly inefficient. Any time Harden struggles like[Read More…]

by April 21, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Tony LaRussa is Kind of a Douche

Tony LaRussa is Kind of a Douche

You can probably omit the “kind of” if you’re so inclined. St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony LaRussa has never been a favorite of Chicago Cubs fans, so pretty much anything[Read More…]

Lou Piniella Hates the Bullpen

Lou Piniella Hates the Bullpen

Effectively tied for first place in the National League Central, having won or split every series of the season so far, it is hard to find things to complain about[Read More…]

by April 20, 2009 Analysis and Commentary
Bradley Still Appealing Suspension … from the Bench

Bradley Still Appealing Suspension … from the Bench

Chicago Cubs outfielder Milton Bradley was suspended for two games this weekend after “making contact” (I still didn’t really see it) with an umpire last week. The good news for[Read More…]

by April 20, 2009 Analysis and Commentary, Chicago Cubs News

Milton Bradley Suspended for Two Games

Just got word that Milton Bradley has been suspended for two games by MLB for making contact with umpire Larry Vanover on Thursday. I didn’t see much of a bump,[Read More…]

by April 18, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Milton Bradley Punched An Umpire in the Face

Milton Bradley Punched An Umpire in the Face

Or so MLB would have you believe. Rumors are swirling that Bradley faces a suspension for “bumping” umpire Larry Vanover after his 3-2, bases loaded, totally not a strike, third[Read More…]

by April 18, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Google and YouTube Understand Cubs Fans’ Pain

Google and YouTube Understand Cubs Fans’ Pain

by April 18, 2009 Cubs Humor
Adam Wainwright is Kind of a Douche

Adam Wainwright is Kind of a Douche

Did anyone else see LOST this week, when Hurley commented to Miles that Dr. Pierre Chang – Miles’ father – was “a douche”? My friends and I looked at each[Read More…]

Well That’s a Shame

Well That’s a Shame

Chris Carpenter just can’t catch a break. Cardinals ace Chris Carpenter underwent a magnetic resonance imaging on Thursday that confirmed the 2005 NL Cy Young Award winner sustained a torn[Read More…]

by April 17, 2009 MLB News and Rumors
Enhanced Box Score: Cardinals 7, Cubs 4, April 16, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Cardinals 7, Cubs 4, April 16, 2009

I really hate the Cardinals. It’s gonna be a Cardinal-hating kind of day. But they don’t get the business in the box score today. That is reserved for Milton Bradley’s[Read More…]

by April 17, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Series Preview: Cubs v. Cardinals, April 16 – April 19, 2009

Series Preview: Cubs v. Cardinals, April 16 – April 19, 2009

The Chicago Cubs avoid the craphole that is Busch Stadium in their first series against the hated St. Louis Cardinals.  A refresher on the series preview here at Bleacher Nation:[Read More…]

by April 16, 2009 Series Previews
Aramis Ramirez is Sore

Aramis Ramirez is Sore

Chicago Cubs third baseman Aramis Ramirez’s status for today’s game against the St. Louis Cardinals is still a bit up in the air. He was definitely still feeling a twinge[Read More…]

by April 16, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Chicago Cubs Fans Are Still Racist

Chicago Cubs Fans Are Still Racist

After patting itself on the back regarding the reach of its first racism piece (noting that “Cubs officials expressed disappointment with the Sun-Times story” – see how far reaching it[Read More…]

by April 16, 2009 Analysis and Commentary
Enhanced Box Score: Rockies 5, Cubs 2, April 15, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Rockies 5, Cubs 2, April 15, 2009

Rich Harden went just three innings and threw over 90 pitches. Yikes. Still, not what gets the enhancement – especially because we predicted this would happen.

by April 16, 2009 Chicago Cubs News

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