I needn’t go over the sad, shattered history of Mark Prior. The former Chicago Cubs employee has had a long way back to professional baseball after shoulder looseness and amorphous elbow issues robbed him of his effectiveness more than three years ago. But he’s going to get a shot to pitch again, this time with […]
Month: August 2010
In honor of Mark Prior’s return to professional baseball, here’s another movie poster (not at all hastily thrown together) for your consideration.
Not but three years ago, if you asked an average Chicago Cubs fan what teams he hated, you’d invariably hear “Cardinals” and “White Sox” uttered unnaturally through clenched teeth while rage welled up in the speaker’s eyes. Sure, you might hear a smattering of other teams – Yankees, Red Sox, Dodgers, Astros, Reds, among others […]
Thomas Diamond had an intriguing first start, striking out 10 guys in just 6 innings (though, the Brewers are a pretty strikeout-friendly team). Fortunately the Cubs didn’t take the attention off of him by, you know, winning.
The Brian Schlitter disaster tour is over (well, at least on hiatus), as the Chicago Cubs sent the young reliever – together with his 12.38 ERA – back to AAA Iowa. In a corresponding move, the Cubs recalled righty Mitch Atkins to shore up the bullpen (*chuckles at the thought that any internal move the […]
Editor’s Note: This is a guest post, written by a friend of the program, Scarey from Sons of Ivy. When it comes to Cubs prospects, few know the organization better than Scarey, and he’s offered to throw us some of his insights, teed up here for you with minimal editing from yours truly. Enjoy. Thomas […]
The Cubs took the challenge that “there’s no way they can lose a game worse than that Colorado game” quite literally. Bravo. Inauspicious debut for new pitcher Casey Coleman, and Brian Schlitter continues his unfortunate beatdown tour.
After experiencing a racing heart and chest discomfort, Chicago Cubs pitcher Carlos Silva spent what was probably a pretty scary night in the hospital. The good news is that everything checked out, but the bad news is that no one is yet quite sure what’s wrong with him – so the Cubs have put him […]
Now that Ted Lilly is off to greener pastures in Los Angeles, the Chicago Cubs will need a new starter in their rotation. The obvious long-term choice is Carlos Zambrano, but he’s neither stretched out nor pitching effectively, so, despite his protests, he’ll remain in the bullpen for at least a little while longer. In […]
Aramis Ramirez sat out yesterday’s series finale against the Rockies because his thumb – which kept him out for a significant stretch earlier this year, and crapped up his performance before that – was bothering him. Ramirez, who missed 15 games in June because of the injury, said he should be back in the lineup […]
Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Carlos Silva left today’s game against the Rockies after facing just four batters. It seems he was just so excited to meet new Cub Blake DeWitt that he could stop his heart from pounding. Just kidding. About the DeWitt part. Carlos Silva was pulled from Sunday’s game in the first inning […]
Down 8-1, the Chicago Cubs valiantly fought back late – 2 runs in the 7th, 1 more in the 8th, and then 3 in the 9th! Wait. That’s only 7 runs. Raspberries.
Now that the non-waiver traded deadline has passed, we can all look back confidently and say, “yeah, I knew that Ted Lilly and Ryan Theriot were going to get dumped.” And in retrospect, it’s probably fair to give ourselves that prescience. Theriot, a non-tender candidate, simply didn’t have a future with the Cubs. Lilly, a […]
It’s almost hard to believe there was a game yesterday, what with the Ted Lilly/Ryan Theriot trade and all, but play they did. And the Cubs brought their prototypical A-game: a heart-breaking loss.