Archive for August, 2009
Lou Piniella has always been a little quirky – at least in his time with the Chicago Cubs. At first, it was endearing. Then, it was tolerable. Now, it’s really[Read More…]
A Smoltz with any other team would not smell as sweet – or perform as well. John Smoltz is apparently close to signing with the St. Louis Cardinals. Smoltz, 42,[Read More…]
No amount of managerial machinations are going to save this team right now. Still, I’m going to criticize. Theriot has been out for days with the flu. Kosuke Fukudome has[Read More…]
If you thought Kevin Gregg in the 9th was a roller coaster, say hello to the Chicago Cubs’ new closer: Carlos Marmol. According to Len and Bob’s twitter, he’s the[Read More…]
Speaking strictly statistically, things are not looking good for the 2009 Chicago Cubs. Last night’s heartbreaking loss (haven’t they all been heartbreaking this year?), coupled with the St. Louis Cardinals’[Read More…]
Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Kevin Gregg is out as the team’s closer, following a spectacularly awful 4-run 9th inning last night against the San Diego Padres. Manager Lou Piniella said[Read More…]
It’s easy to blame this one on Kevin Gregg (and I do), but once again the offense failed to do anything. If the Cubs continue to fade away, this season[Read More…]
Fact: the world doesn’t have enough humorous/awesome tee-shirt vendors. That’s where I come in. A friend of mine – Butcher of Bricks and Ivy Radio fame – and I have[Read More…]
With the good comes the sad: the Cubs activated Ted Lilly from the disabled list, and in a corresponding move sent down reliever Justin Berg to AAA Iowa. Berg was[Read More…]
Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Carlos Zambrano has been out for a couple weeks now with lower back problems. He’s eligible to return from the disabled list today, but he’s, well,[Read More…]
We’ve heard this before, but maybe this time it’s legit: according to Dave Kaplan, the sale of the Chicago Cubs to Tom Ricketts will be completed this Friday – at[Read More…]
Another box scoreless enhanced box score. This time the rain won, and nobody else. It was the Pirates last and best weapon. — Sent from my mobile device
After seven days out, Chicago Cubs third baseman Aramis Ramirez is expected to return for today’s series finale against the Pirates. Ramirez’s ailing shoulder received a cortisone shot nearly a[Read More…]
So, as you may have guessed by the stark absence of a box score below, there isn’t going to be one today. I am in Chicago this weekend to visit[Read More…]
Laughing is probably the wrong word, gents. But that’s one of our “memes” here at BN, so we’re sticking with it. Warning – this story is not for the faint[Read More…]
Aramis Ramirez missed yesterday’s game, after four days off for his ailing shoulder. So it was still the shoulder, right? Apparently not. It seems Ramirez is suffering from a really[Read More…]
Well that was fun. And with that, the Cubs are scrambling to schedule the Pirates for every game remaining this year. That’s pretty much the only way they’ll win another[Read More…]
In case you missed the move yesterday (and missed the guy pitching at the end of yesterday’s game), the Cubs optioned pitcher Jeff Samardzija back to AAA Iowa in favor[Read More…]
No pitching, no hitting, no win. Remember when Lou Piniella put Kosuke Fukudome at 1 and Milton Bradley at two, and they were both raking? Thank God that’s over!
Chicago Cubs pitcher Carlos Zambrano is expected to be ready to go when his time on the disabled list is up. And apparently, the injury that put him there –[Read More…]
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