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Month: May 2009

Laughing, and Wishing It Was the Cubs

How awesome is this ticket promotion? It’s a Cheezburger Night wif the Seattle Mariners!!!1! (Safeco Field on Thursday, July 9) Bring awl of ur frends and familee 2 dis fun event. We will haz sum awesum pre-game festivitiez and u can meet sum noo Cheez Frends! And if u buy ur tickets thru dis speshul […]

Rich Harden to the Disabled List

Well this kind of came out of nowhere. God is so freaking vengeful. The Cubs placed Rich Harden on the 15-day disabled list with a back strain on Friday, and inserted Randy Wells into the rotation for Saturday’s game. Harden felt a twinge in his last outing last Sunday, and in a subsequent side session […]

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Alfonso Soriano to Second Base?

Something that would have seemed a ridiculous joke just a week ago now seems like a real possibility: Chicago Cubs manager Lou Piniella is intimating that he may move Alfonso Soriano to second base in order to get Micah Hoffpaiur in the lineup regularly. Manager Lou Piniella said before Thursday’s game that he has one […]

Jake Peavy Says No to White Sox

Jake Peavy rejected his proposed trade to the White Sox earlier today. And there was much rejoicing. The two teams had a deal in place whereby the White Sox would have sent left-handed pitching prospects Aaron Poreda and Clayton Richard plus two more minor leaguers to San Diego for Peavy, but the trade needed Peavy’s […]

MLB Punishment is Fair

If Milton Bradley touches an umpire with one atom’s worth of the brim of his helmet, it’s a two game suspension. If Jermaine Dye throws his helmet and it hits an umpire in the chest, it’s, um, a two game suspension. White Sox right fielder Jermaine Dye received a two-game suspension and was fined an […]

Jake Peavy to Chicago! wait, um, White Sox?

Maybe when Jake Peavy said he really wanted to come to Chicago if he were traded, he didn’t necessarily just mean the North Side. The latest rumor, seemingly spread late Wednesday night, has Peavy coming to the Sox in a trade from the Padres for Aaron Poreda and other top prospects. DailyHerald.com Blogs. A move […]

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Obsessive Peavywatch: Tired of It Yet? Too Bad!

You missed it. Admit it. You missed it. The Obsessive Peavywatch is back! New scuttlebutt from Jayson Stark has Jake Peavy possibly on the move, and the Cubs as a very possible destination. The Cubs’ ownership limbo now looks as if it might stretch until Christmas Eve. So who knows whether Cubs GM Jim Hendry […]

Bill Murray Is Going to Own the Cubs

Kind of. Maybe. Hopefully. Soon-to-be Chicago Cubs owner Tom Ricketts is financing his purchase in a number of ways, one of which is soliciting investors to purchase preferred shares. Put your E-Trade account away – the shares will be going for something on the order of $20 to 25 million a pop. Although that may […]

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Brewers in First Place, But Hit With Tough Loss

I was tempted, only for a second, to make this a “laughing because it isn’t the Cubs” post, but in light of the plethora of injuries befalling the Cubs this year, I couldn’t bring myself to further tempt fate. The first place Milwaukee Brewers have lost second baseman Rickie Weeks for the rest of the […]

Obsessive Harden Shoulderwatch: Still Feelin’ Fine

When is a non-update an update? When it’s about Rich Harden’s torn and tenuous shoulder. This non-update is here to tell you that he’s still feeling pretty good about the shoulder. “I’m not pitching anywhere near what I’m capable of,” Harden said. “I expect more out of myself. I haven’t been pitching like I want […]

Zambrano Gets Beat Up By Little Kids

Carlos Zambrano’s rehab start in high single A ball did not go flawlessly yesterday. Zambrano tossed 3 2/3 innings for Class A Daytona against Dunedin in a rehab start, giving up 5 hits and 4 runs, walking three and striking out one. Zambrano threw 67 pitches, 42 for strikes. Daily Herald. Zambrano walked the first […]

Carlos Zambrano is a Minor Leaguer Today, Major Leaguer on Friday

Aramis Ramirez may be out until forever, but it looks like Carlos Zambrano will be back soon from his hamstring injury. Carlos Zambrano flew to Florida on Saturday and plans to start Sunday for Class A Daytona in a Florida State League game in Dunedin. “If everything goes well, he will pitch [for the Cubs] […]

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Enhanced Box Score: Astros 4, Cubs 5, May 16, 2009

My friend, Matt, of Sharapova’s Thigh fame, described the game thusly: it’s one of those games that you’re happy to win, but you just feel like crap about it because of the horrible way it came about (ultra-mega blowing it in the 9th, only to win it in the bottom half). I agree. But then […]

Ryan Theriot is Either on Steroids, or Doesn’t Have a Sense of Irony

We’ve all said it. When Ryan Theriot started hitting bombs this year, we all made the same joke: he’s on the juice! Naturally, we didn’t actually believe it, but it was of course the first thing that popped into everyone’s head during these days of the steroid culture. And it’s made its way into the […]

HOORAY! Milton Bradley Wins His Stupid, Prideful Appeal! Sort of

MLB reduced Milton Bradley’s two-game suspension to one game yesterday. He’ll serve the one game today. Oh, did I mention that he sat out yesterday’s game? So the difference is now completely meaningless? You know, if it wasn’t already given that he appealed while he was sitting out games anyway? At least Bradley is contrite. […]

Wait, You Say Chad Gaudin Hurt His Back HOW?

Today, now a successful starting pitcher with the San Diego Padres, the Chicago Cubs welcome back the man acquired with Rich Harden last year, Chad Gaudin. Believe it or not, in many circles, Cubs fans were almost as excited about acquiring Gaudin as Harden. He was still young, had shown a penchant for pitching effectively […]

God’s Wrathwatch: Zambrano Becomes a Minor Leaguer This Weekend

Chicago Cubs ace Carlos Zambrano is working his way back from a bunt-induced hamstring injury, and things are looking relatively good. Carlos Zambrano, on the disabled list with a strained hamstring, threw a strong bullpen session Wednesday and remains on track for a weekend rehab start and return to the starting rotation a week from […]