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Series Preview: Cubs v. White Sox, June 26 – June 28, 2009

Series Preview: Cubs v. White Sox, June 26 – June 28, 2009

Here they go again. The White Sox. To the Cell. Still so many things one wishes to say at this moment. To choose only one would be a crime. So[Read More…]

by June 26, 2009 Series Previews
In Case You Weren’t Paying Attention: the Cubs Suck with Runners in Scoring Position

In Case You Weren’t Paying Attention: the Cubs Suck with Runners in Scoring Position

The Chicago Cubs’ offensive woes this year are well-documented. But it’s not just a general suckiness offensively that’s burdening the club, there’s a specific, exceptional problem: the Cubs are the[Read More…]

by June 26, 2009 Analysis and Commentary, Cublogoverse
‘Moneyball’ Flick Gets Dumped

‘Moneyball’ Flick Gets Dumped

Remember how excited you were when Steven Soderbergh announced he was making a film version of the decidedly un-film-like book ‘Moneyball,’ about Oakland A’s General Manager Billy Beane’s success competing[Read More…]

by June 26, 2009 MLB News and Rumors
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 5, Tigers 6 – June 25, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 5, Tigers 6 – June 25, 2009

I think I’m going to start being more positive. It wasn’t a terrible performance by the offense, which is good. Swept by the Tigers, yes. But they are an excellent[Read More…]

by June 26, 2009 Chicago Cubs News

Geovany Soto Smoked Some Pot

At the World Baseball Class, Geovany Soto tested positive … wait for it … for marijuana. Duuuude. The good news is that he won’t be suspended by MLB, though he’s[Read More…]

by June 25, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Cubs Aren’t Looking for a Bat Until After Aramis Ramirez Comes Back

Cubs Aren’t Looking for a Bat Until After Aramis Ramirez Comes Back

The Chicago Cubs offense has been scuffling terribly for months. Some would say it coincides with the removal of Aramis Ramirez’s bat from the lineup, but it is not as[Read More…]

Sammy Sosa Had Guns, and Wanted You to Know About It

Sammy Sosa Had Guns, and Wanted You to Know About It

Hey, if I were pumping my body full of ultimately harmful steroids just so that I could be a beast physically in the short term, I’d want to show it[Read More…]

by June 25, 2009 Cubs Humor
Reed Johnson to the DL, Ryan Freel to Chicago

Reed Johnson to the DL, Ryan Freel to Chicago

Getting tough for the Cubs to catch a break, unless it’s the break of a femur or something. The Chicago Cubs placed Reed Johnson on the 15-day disabled list with[Read More…]

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 3, Tigers 5 – June 24, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 3, Tigers 5 – June 24, 2009

Another day, another loss. And another unbelievably pathetic performance offensively with runners in scoring position. 1 for 15. (!)

by June 25, 2009 Enhanced Box Scores
Obsessive Ramirez Dislocationwatch: Batting Practice on Friday

Obsessive Ramirez Dislocationwatch: Batting Practice on Friday

Chicago Cubs third baseman, and Obi Won Kenobi-style only hope, Aramis Ramirez is expected to begin taking live batting practice this Friday. “Once we get to that stage, it’s just[Read More…]

by June 24, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Cubs Sign Top Draft Pick Brett Jackson

Cubs Sign Top Draft Pick Brett Jackson

The Chicago Cubs have agreed to terms (undisclosed, probably slot money) with their 2009 first round draft pick, Brett Jackson. Jackson, an outfielder from the University of California, Berkeley, was[Read More…]

Obsessive New Ownerwatch: Tribune Hanging on to a Big Chunk?

Obsessive New Ownerwatch: Tribune Hanging on to a Big Chunk?

If the Tribune Company seeks out someone else to buy the Cubs besides presumptive new owner Tom Ricketts, it could end up retaining a larger chunk of the team than[Read More…]

by June 24, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 4, Tigers 5 – June 23, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 4, Tigers 5 – June 23, 2009

When Micah Hoffpauir hit that home run, boy were things feeling good. I hope you turned off the game just then.

by June 24, 2009 Enhanced Box Scores
Series Preview: Cubs v. Tigers, June 23 – June 25, 2009

Series Preview: Cubs v. Tigers, June 23 – June 25, 2009

The Chicago Cubs head up to the saddest city in the United States to take on the Tigers. Bring your checkbook, boys, and get a house for $14.95. That was[Read More…]

by June 23, 2009 Series Previews
The Chicago Cubs Are Considering Pedro Martinez Because They’re Worried About Rich Harden

The Chicago Cubs Are Considering Pedro Martinez Because They’re Worried About Rich Harden

The strange, strange Cubs rumor that won’t die. The Chicago Cubs are still interested in signing Pedro Martinez to join the bullpen or maybe even the rotation. And apparently it’s[Read More…]

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 0, Braves 2 – June 22, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 0, Braves 2 – June 22, 2009

Lots of hits. Lots of walks. Great pitching. And a loss.

by June 23, 2009 Enhanced Box Scores

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