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Enhanced Box Score: Astros 3, Cubs 2 – April 18, 2010

Enhanced Box Score: Astros 3, Cubs 2 – April 18, 2010

Cubs anal. For explanation, see here. It’s the season in a microcosm: offense fails to come through with any kind of regularity or predictability, the starter throws a brilliant game[Read More…]

by April 18, 2010 Enhanced Box Scores
Enhanced Box Score: Astros 4, Cubs 3 – April 17, 2010

Enhanced Box Score: Astros 4, Cubs 3 – April 17, 2010

Clearly, if you’re going to watch only one inning in each game this season, the inning to watch is the 8th. Roy Oswalt was dealing, and the Cubs came up[Read More…]

by April 18, 2010 Enhanced Box Scores
Enhanced Box Score: Astros 2, Cubs 7 – April 16, 2010

Enhanced Box Score: Astros 2, Cubs 7 – April 16, 2010

That was actually a much closer call than the score leads on. The Cubs were basically being dominated by … Felipe Paulino? I guess it could be worse – they[Read More…]

by April 17, 2010 Enhanced Box Scores
Rob Neyer: 50/50 Chance Cubs Release Soriano

Rob Neyer: 50/50 Chance Cubs Release Soriano

Chicago Cubs outfielder Alfonso Soriano is a popular whipping boy these days, even as we are but a couple weeks into the 2010 season. Still, following a wildly disappointing 2009[Read More…]

Cubs Planning to Call Up Andrew Cashner?

Cubs Planning to Call Up Andrew Cashner?

It’s no secret that the Chicago Cubs’ bullpen is a disaster right now. It’s full of inexperienced youngsters who don’t appear to have the confidence necessary to hammer down late[Read More…]

Ted Lilly Will Make One More Rehab Start

Ted Lilly Will Make One More Rehab Start

Chicago Cubs pitcher Ted Lilly will make one more minor league rehab start before rejoining the Cubs. Lilly had hoped to come back after Wednesday’s game, his first rehab start.[Read More…]

by April 16, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Brewers 8, Cubs 6 – April 15, 2010

Enhanced Box Score: Brewers 8, Cubs 6 – April 15, 2010

Shame on you for hoping for a sweep. Once again, the leaky bullpen helps out the opposition.

by April 15, 2010 Enhanced Box Scores
Booing Alfonso Soriano Makes No Sense

Booing Alfonso Soriano Makes No Sense

Chicago Cubs fans have become booers. Commensurate with the increased expectations that have accompanied a dramatically increased payroll, Cubs fans desperately want to see a return on that investment. This[Read More…]

Ted Lilly Would Make an Excellent Minor Leaguer

Ted Lilly Would Make an Excellent Minor Leaguer

Ted Lilly’s first minor league rehab start was a success yesterday, allowing just two baserunners in four innings. Lilly threw 51 pitches — 31 for strikes — over four innings[Read More…]

by April 15, 2010 Chicago Cubs News

Jeff Gray to Cubs, Esmailin Caridad to DL

It should be no surprise that Jeff Gray – acquired in the offseason, together with a couple meh prospects, for Jake Fox and Aaron Miles – is now on his[Read More…]

by April 14, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Brewers 6, Cubs 7 – April 14, 2010

Enhanced Box Score: Brewers 6, Cubs 7 – April 14, 2010

…and the Chicago Cubs have officially won their first series of the year. They did it in style, pulling a comeback on the Brewers while the Brewers’ bullpen pulled a[Read More…]

by April 14, 2010 Enhanced Box Scores
Racist and Homophobic Tee Shirts Still Hanging Around Wrigley

Racist and Homophobic Tee Shirts Still Hanging Around Wrigley

You can’t walk within five blocks of Wrigley Field without seeing them: the homespun tee shirt vendors. Sometimes funny, sometimes offensive, and always in your way. Unfortunately, the worst of[Read More…]

by April 14, 2010 Chicago Cubs News, Cubs Humor
Xavier Nady’s Elbow is Improving

Xavier Nady’s Elbow is Improving

Not but a few weeks ago, we were presented with the very legitimate possibility that the Chicago Cubs fourth outfielder, Xavier Nady, would not actually be able to, you know,[Read More…]

by April 14, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Ted Lilly Has a Minor League Rehab Start Tomorrow, Wants It to Be His Only One

Ted Lilly Has a Minor League Rehab Start Tomorrow, Wants It to Be His Only One

The recovery timeline for Chicago Cubs pitcher Ted Lilly has changed more often than Lindsay Lohan’s sexuality (ba dum ching). At present, the lefty is set to throw a rehab[Read More…]

by April 13, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Cubs to Turn to Sean Marshall and James Russell in Later Innings

Cubs to Turn to Sean Marshall and James Russell in Later Innings

It was clear after two games that the most reliable pitcher in the Chicago Cubs’ bullpen right now is Sean Marshall. Why, then, was Lou Piniella consistently using Marshall early[Read More…]

by April 13, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
God’s Wrath Watch: Derrek Lee Has a Jacked Up Thumb

God’s Wrath Watch: Derrek Lee Has a Jacked Up Thumb

The magnifying glass had been pointed elsewhere for a couple of weeks and we all became complacent. Chicago Cubs first baseman Derrek was pulled from today’s game against the Brewers[Read More…]

by April 12, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Brewers 5, Cubs 9 – April 12, 2010

Enhanced Box Score: Brewers 5, Cubs 9 – April 12, 2010

Raise your hand if you weren’t still nervous when the bullpen took the reigns from Ryan Dempster. That’s what I thought.

by April 12, 2010 Enhanced Box Scores
Movie Poster Fun: Prince Fielder

Movie Poster Fun: Prince Fielder

In honor of the Milwaukee Brewers’ first visit to Wrigley Field this year, we’d like to offer up a send-up of their biggest (ha) star, Prince Fielder. Enjoy.

by April 12, 2010 Cubs Humor

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