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Month: September 2010

Mitch Atkins Designated for Assignment

Yesterday, the Chicago Cubs designated pitcher Mitch Atkins for assignment, which removes him from the 40-man roster. The Cubs will have 10 days to trade or release Atkins, or, if he clears waivers, they can outright him back to the minors. It’s possible the Cubs looked ahead to next year, and saw that there wasn’t […]

Whoa: Terror Attack Was Intended for Wrigley Field

Sunday morning, a man placed a backpack containing what he believed to be explosives into a trash can a block south of Wrigley Field. Fortunately for everyone, he received the backpack from an undercover federal agent. The man was arrested shortly thereafter for being a terrorist asshole. Sami Samir Hassoun, of the 4700 block of […]

No Additional Instant Replay – Yet

Those hoping for increased use of instant replay will have to wait until at least the 2011 season (probably longer – like, when Bud Selig finally retires), as today the commissioner announced that there will not be any increased use of instant replay this postseason. Selig said Monday night that he had discussed the matter […]

OMG Adam Dunn: He Expects to Return to Nationals

Adam Dunn has made plain that he’d like to remain a Washington National after his contract expires this year. That said, the Nationals had appeared unwilling to pony up the necessary dollars and years to put a reasonable deal on the table, which led most to assume Dunn would be walking in free agency. Once […]

God’s Wrath Watch: Tyler Colvin and Geovany Soto Updates

Have you ever heard of a player getting impaled by a flying baseball bat? If that isn’t the clearest sign of God’s Wrath, I’m not sure what is. The good news is that Tyler Colvin is doing well after his brush with Welington Castillo, Vampire Hunter (h/t to SOI for the tasteless joke). Tests showed […]

Tyler Colvin in Stable Condition After Taking Bat Shard to Chest

Some scary stuff in today’s game, as outfielder Tyler Colvin was hit in the chest by a flying piece of bat, which pierced his skin and caused some internal damage. Doctors are working to prevent a collapsed lung. Needless to say, Colvin’s season is over. The freak accident happened as Colvin was running the bases […]

Boom: Geovany Soto to Have Season-Ending Shoulder Surgery

Good thing the Cubs were already long-eliminated from the playoff race, otherwise the news that catcher Geovany Soto is undergoing arthroscopic shoulder surgery would be much more devastating. Soto’s had trouble with the shoulder all year, so the surgery isn’t a huge surprise (even if we hadn’t heard word of it until now). The recover time […]

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 2, Marlins 0 – September 18, 2010

So, you’re probably wondering why this EBS is so incredibly late. Awkward confession: I’m a Michigan fan. Thus, I was watching Michigan embarrass itself against UMass, and eke out a victory far too close for comfort. As for the Cubs, Ryan Dempster flashed brilliance again, and bullpen combined on the shutout. Swell.

Obsessive New Manager Watch: New Manager Must “Understand” Cubs History

Chicago Cubs owner Tom Ricketts tossed out a tidbit yesterday when discussing the new manager search. Namely, he said that whoever gets the job must understand the history of the Cubs – particularly the whole 102 years of losing shit. Ricketts has not said much publicly about the managerial search, other than that he wants […]

Garfield Minus Garfield Plus Schadenfreude

Though the Cubs just swept the Cardinals, it’s still been a painful season on the North Side. Sometimes, it helps to observe what’s happening on the South Side. And if you’re wondering what the heck this is all about, read up here.