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Month: May 2009

The Unbearable Lightness of Keeping Patton

“In the sunset of dissolution, everything is illuminated by the aura of nostalgia, even the guillotine.” ~ The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Milan Kundera. Late last week, Chicago Cubs pitcher Carlos Zambrano was set to come back from the disabled list. This was great news for the team, but could be bad news for someone […]

Josh Vitters Has Gone Right Outside His Mind

Tired of thinking about the seven-straight-loss Cubs? Prefer to think about the mythical “future” that will some day be? Me, too. Enter top Chicago Cubs prospect, Josh Vitters. Josh Vitters smacked his seventh homer in nine games Sunday for low Single-A Peoria. Forget moving him up to Daytona: how about just bringing him right to […]

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Ryan Theriot Inadvertently Sums Up the Cubs’ Offensive Slump

As I said before, the Chicago Cubs have scored just 3 runs in their last 45 innings. Such a streak could certainly be the product of once-in-a-decade bad luck, but more likely, it is a combination of controllable problems. Heck, maybe it begins as bad luck, and then a couple guys start pressing – you […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]