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Month: August 2010

God’s Wrath Watch: Carlos Silva Able to Play Catch

Chicago Cubs starter Carlos Silva is on the disabled list while he recovers from an abnormally rapid heart beat (presumably more rapid/abnormal than when a chubby guy jogs into KFC to nail down the last Family Feast served that day). For now, things are still in the evaluative stage, but Silva has started throwing. Cubs […]

Mark Prior Is Actually Going to Play Some Baseball

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 […]

Movie Poster Fun: Mark Prior

In honor of Mark Prior’s return to professional baseball, here’s another movie poster (not at all hastily thrown together) for your consideration.

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The Milwaukee Brewers Are Collectively a Douche

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 […]

Mitch Atkins to Chicago, Brian Schlitter to Iowa

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 […]

Chicago Cubs Prospect Primer: Thomas Diamond

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 […]

Casey Coleman to Chicago, Carlos Silva to the DL

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 […]

Thomas Diamond, Not Jeff Samardzija, Will Be the New Ted Lilly

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’s Thumb is Still Bothering Him

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 […]

God’s Wrath Watch: Carlos Silva’s Heart is Racing

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 […]

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