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Month: August 2009

Tom Gorzelanny Will Start for the Cubs

As we anticipated, Tom Gorzelanny was acquired as a stop-gap for the Chicago Cubs’ rotation as it misses Ted Lilly. He’ll start three times in Lilly’s absence. Newly acquired Cubs left-hander Tom Gorzelanny made his introductions to the team Saturday, and he’ll get three starts, beginning Tuesday in Cincinnati, to make an impression to possibly […]

God’s Wrathwatch: Soto is Rehabbin’

So much freaking wrath this week. On the brighter side, Geovany Soto (strained oblique) is getting closer to being back with the Cubs. He started his rehab assignment yesterday with the Mesa Cubs of the AZL, DH’d, and went 1 for 3. As for the rest of his rehab stint: Geovany Soto will begin a […]

Updates on Carlos Zambrano and Aramis Ramirez

Although you can never feel too comforted, both are apparently going to be ok. Zambrano said after the game that he would be ready for his next start. His back was stiff due to sleeping on a bad hotel mattress (remember when that happened to Kerry Wood?), and he was pulled from the game because […]

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This is Just Ridiculous: Aramis Ramirez Out, Too

It’s unclear what is wrong with him, but Aramis Ramirez left tonight’s game against the Marlins in the 10th. Ramirez was hit by a pitch on the left elbow, and was clearly in a good deal of pain. He was sacrificed over to second base, and after an intentional walk, he decided to leave the […]

Mark Prior is No Longer a Minor Leaguer

That’s because Mark “the Employee” Prior is about to be released from his minor league contract with the San Diego Padres. So much promise, so much athletic ability, and so little passion. Mark Prior was the greatest pitching talent to enter professional baseball in decades, and we may have seen his last pitch – which […]

ESPN Wants to Make Sure You Never Get Over Bartman

Steve Bartman’s life is apparently to be forever linked to that damn foul ball. And I don’t know who is more burdened by it: Cubs fans or Bartman, himself. Ok, it’s probably Bartman. But it’s still pretty annoying. ESPN announced Wednesday that it has commissioned a one-hour documentary on Bartman, the Cubs fan whose attempt […]