Archive for May, 2009


Obsessive New Ownerwatch: Ricketts Lining Up a Mortgage – ok, well, Financing

Obsessive New Ownerwatch: Ricketts Lining Up a Mortgage – ok, well, Financing

But it’s kind of like a mortgage. To refresh, the hope was to have the deal done by Opening Day, and then by this week for the regular MLB owners[Read More…]

by May 19, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Brewers in First Place, But Hit With Tough Loss

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[Read More…]

by May 19, 2009 MLB News and Rumors

Obsessive Harden Shoulderwatch: Still Feelin’ Fine

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[Read More…]

Zambrano Gets Beat Up By Little Kids

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[Read More…]

by May 18, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Astros 6, Cubs 5, May 17, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Astros 6, Cubs 5, May 17, 2009

Win a close one, lose a close one. There’s some kind of yin-yang in there. I just don’t care for it.

by May 18, 2009 Enhanced Box Scores
Carlos Zambrano is a Minor Leaguer Today, Major Leaguer on Friday

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[Read More…]

by May 17, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Astros 4, Cubs 5, May 16, 2009

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[Read More…]

by May 17, 2009 Enhanced Box Scores

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

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[Read More…]

by May 16, 2009 Analysis and Commentary
HOORAY! Milton Bradley Wins His Stupid, Prideful Appeal! Sort of

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[Read More…]

Enhanced Box Score: Padres 3, Cubs 11, May 14, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Padres 3, Cubs 11, May 14, 2009

Offensive explosion and a sweep. Swoot.

by May 15, 2009 Enhanced Box Scores
Wait, You Say Chad Gaudin Hurt His Back HOW?

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,[Read More…]


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

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[Read More…]

by May 14, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Padres 4, Cubs 6, May 13, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Padres 4, Cubs 6, May 13, 2009

Rain-shortened win for the Cubs. Homers a-plenty. Good for Soriano. Good for Soto. But even the best for…

by May 14, 2009 Enhanced Box Scores