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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
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

Breaking: Donald Fehr Will Resign As Players’ Union Head

Donald Fehr has led the MLB players union for some 26 years, and before March of next year, he’ll step down. Subject to approval by the union’s executive board, he[Read More…]

by June 22, 2009 MLB News and Rumors
Dusty Baker’s Head Was Thoroughly Buried in the Sand

Dusty Baker’s Head Was Thoroughly Buried in the Sand

Cincinnati Reds manager Dusty Baker now has the dubious distinction of having managed two of the most notorious busted steroid users – Barry Bonds with the San Francisco Giants and[Read More…]

Cubs Could Sport Benchy Lineup Today Against Braves

I know it’s just a makeup game, but it’s still, um, a real game. Chicago Cubs manager Lou Piniella plans to sit some regulars today against the Atlanta Braves –[Read More…]

by June 22, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Indians 2, Cubs 6 – June 21, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Indians 2, Cubs 6 – June 21, 2009

Pfft. Sure, they won. But where’s the walk-off?

by June 22, 2009 Enhanced Box Scores
Angel Guzman to the Disabled List, Kevin Hart to Chicago

Angel Guzman to the Disabled List, Kevin Hart to Chicago

The Chicago Cubs placed reliever Angel Guzman on the 15-day disabled list with muscle soreness, just a day after he looked excellent pitching a couple innings in a 13-inning Cubs[Read More…]

In Case You Were Hoping Mark Cuban Would Re-enter the Ownership Mix

In Case You Were Hoping Mark Cuban Would Re-enter the Ownership Mix

Now that the Tribune Company is threatening to (maybe actually already has) open up discussions on selling the Cubs to someone other than Tom Ricketts, you can admit that there[Read More…]

by June 21, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Aramis Ramirez Dislocationwatch: Minor League Rehab Stint in Two Weeks

Aramis Ramirez Dislocationwatch: Minor League Rehab Stint in Two Weeks

A further update on third baseman Aramis Ramirez’s rehab, and a possible return date. Aramis Ramirez will begin taking batting practice in the next few days and could begin his[Read More…]

by June 21, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Indians 5, Cubs 6 – June 20, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Indians 5, Cubs 6 – June 20, 2009

Three straight walk-off wins for the Chicago Cubs. Considering how unbearable the last month has been, they are exceedingly surprising and exceedingly welcome. That said, I can’t help but feel[Read More…]

by June 21, 2009 Enhanced Box Scores
Mark DeRosa Does Not Hate Lou Piniella

Mark DeRosa Does Not Hate Lou Piniella

Earlier in the year, there was some soft buzz about the Mark DeRosa trade, which had taken place over the offseason. Lou Piniella, the rumor went, was frustrated with Mark[Read More…]

Enhanced Box Score: Indians 7, Cubs 8 – June 19, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Indians 7, Cubs 8 – June 19, 2009

No. Freaking. Way. Of course, Debbie Downer points out that Rich Harden got his ass kicked. But Positive Polly has but one thing to say…

by June 20, 2009 Enhanced Box Scores

Cubs Can’t Add Payroll, But That Doesn’t Mean They Won’t Deal

A few days ago, Chicago Cubs General Manager Jim Hendry revealed the disappointing, albeit unsurprising news: the Cubs’ payroll for this year (and beyond?) is maxed out. But apparently that[Read More…]

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