Archive for August, 2009


Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old Boss: Lou Piniella Back in 2010

Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old Boss: Lou Piniella Back in 2010

Chicago Cubs manager Lou Piniella’s agreement with the Chicago Cubs was bumped last year to run through the 2010 season. But that didn’t necessarily mean the elder statesman would actually[Read More…]

by August 24, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Voodoo Magic: Smoltz Dominant in Cardinals Debut

Voodoo Magic: Smoltz Dominant in Cardinals Debut

Even though we predicted it would happen, a small part of us refused to believe that, after putting up an ERA over eight with the Boston Red Sox, John Smoltz[Read More…]


God’s Wrathwatch: Carlos Zambrano Returns Tomorrow

God’s Wrathwatch: Carlos Zambrano Returns Tomorrow

After a successful mini-rehab stint, Chicago Cubs pitcher Carlos Zambrano is ready to return to the Cubs tomorrow, when he’ll start against the Washington Nationals. It should therefore feel a[Read More…]

by August 24, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 3, Dodgers 1 – August 23, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 3, Dodgers 1 – August 23, 2009

Although it’s always nice to get a win on getaway day, this one has the classic too-little-too-late feel to it.

by August 23, 2009 Enhanced Box Scores

The Cubs Are Getting Sued

And no, not by the fans who’ve seen their ticket dollars evaporate like morning dew met by the heat of mid-day. No, this is actually kind of sad: The family[Read More…]

by August 23, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 0, Dodgers 2 – August 22, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 0, Dodgers 2 – August 22, 2009

As a friend of the Nation, DK remarked, apparently the plan is now for the Cubs to score -1 runs tomorrow.

by August 23, 2009 Enhanced Box Scores
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 1, Dodgers 2 – August 21, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 1, Dodgers 2 – August 21, 2009

Well, the Cubs needed to split in LA to have any real hope this year. And it’s an 0-2 start. That ain’t good. Neither is 3 runs total scored in[Read More…]

by August 22, 2009 Enhanced Box Scores

Obsessive New Ownerwatch: The Deal is Done

According to Dave Kaplan, the Cubs sale is done. Interestingly, the sale price was $845 million, not the $900 million originally reported as accepted. The next owners’ meeting isn’t until[Read More…]

by August 21, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Mark Prior Plans to Pitch in the Big Leagues Again

Mark Prior Plans to Pitch in the Big Leagues Again

Last year, Mark Prior was on a big league deal with the San Diego Padres as he rehabbed from another shoulder injury and surgery. This year, he returned to the[Read More…]

God’s Wrathwatch: Zambrano Has Successful Rehab Start

God’s Wrathwatch: Zambrano Has Successful Rehab Start

Carlos Zambrano threw five innings last night for A ball Peoria, and things went well. Not only in result, but in how he felt. Pitching against the Clinton LumberKings, Zambrano[Read More…]

by August 21, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Obsessive New Ownerwatch: It’s Gonna Happen

Obsessive New Ownerwatch: It’s Gonna Happen

The sale of the Chicago Cubs to Tom Ricketts is ‘imminent’, according to the Chicago Tribune. The final papers are expected to be signed within days, and then it’s just[Read More…]

by August 21, 2009 Chicago Cubs News

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 2, Dodgers 7 – August 20, 2009

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 2, Dodgers 7 – August 20, 2009

While I’ll continue to complain about the bullpen, once again, the real problem is the offense.

by August 21, 2009 Enhanced Box Scores
Jim Hendry Takes the Blame … Sort of

Jim Hendry Takes the Blame … Sort of

It’s no secret that this year’s Chicago Cubs team is very, very well paid. With a payroll over $135 million, the Cubs are by far at the top of the[Read More…]

by August 20, 2009 Chicago Cubs News