Archive for September, 2010


You Should Probably Brace Yourself for Some OMG Adam Dunn

You Should Probably Brace Yourself for Some OMG Adam Dunn

The offseason isn’t quite here yet, though September has the distinct feel of offseason for Chicago Cubs fans given the team’s elimination from playoff contention. For that reason, it’s already[Read More…]

by September 16, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Carlos Zambrano Reiterates Retirement Plan

Carlos Zambrano Reiterates Retirement Plan

Despite getting back to his formerly dominant self, Carlos Zambrano is taking the opportunity in the (positive) spotlight to remind folks that he plans to retire when his current contract[Read More…]

by September 16, 2010 Chicago Cubs News

Obsessive New Manager Watch: It Ain’t La Russa

Obsessive New Manager Watch: It Ain’t La Russa

A collective sigh of relief rises up from the Cubs universe (though it’s an ironic sigh given how successful Tony La Russa has been), as Cardinals manager Tony La Russa[Read More…]

by September 16, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 7, Cards 3 – September 15, 2010

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 7, Cards 3 – September 15, 2010

The Cubs took it to the Cardinals again, and Zambrano looked great again. Tyler Colvin hit his 20th homer of the year, and it was a swell game all around.[Read More…]

by September 16, 2010 Enhanced Box Scores

The Chicago Cubs 2011 Schedule

As you may know by now, the Chicago Cubs have released their full 2011 season schedule. The Cubs get the AL East in interleague play this year, at least in[Read More…]

by September 15, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Obsessive New Manager Watch: Fredi Gonzalez Out, Bob Melvin In

Obsessive New Manager Watch: Fredi Gonzalez Out, Bob Melvin In

According to multiple reports, former Marlins manager Fredi Gonzalez has turned down the Chicago Cubs’ offer of an interview for the team’s vacant managerial job. Gonzalez was once called Jim[Read More…]

by September 15, 2010 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 7, Cardinals 2 – September 14, 2010

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 7, Cardinals 2 – September 14, 2010

I am working hard to take joy in beating the Cardinals as something unto itself, and not think about how this team is finally playing well when it doesn’t matter[Read More…]

by September 15, 2010 Enhanced Box Scores

Obsessive New Manager Watch: Hendry Praising Quade

Obsessive New Manager Watch: Hendry Praising Quade

As you should know by now, when something reaching “obsessive watch” status, that means you’re going to get every tidbit I can find shoved down your throat. Like it or[Read More…]

by September 14, 2010 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Aramis Ramirez: Yeah, Never Mind What I Said the Other Day, I’m Coming Back Next Year

Aramis Ramirez: Yeah, Never Mind What I Said the Other Day, I’m Coming Back Next Year

Chicago Cubs third baseman Aramis Ramirez cleared things up yesterday regarding his intentions for 2011, after the day before muddying the waters by suggesting he may yet decide to opt-out[Read More…]

by September 14, 2010 Chicago Cubs News

Chris Archer is Cubs’ Pitcher of the Year, Brandon Guyer is Cubs’ Player of the Year

The Chicago Cubs’ organization handed out some hardware yesterday, awarding AA pitcher Chris Archer Pitcher of the Year, and awarding Brandon Guyer Player of the Year. Both are still playing,[Read More…]

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 5, Cardinals 1 – September 13, 2010

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 5, Cardinals 1 – September 13, 2010

The middle of the Cubs lineup stepped up, with Xavier Nady scoring twice, Geo Soto going 3-3, and Alfonso Soriano driving in two. But the story was Jeff Samardzija, making[Read More…]

by September 14, 2010 Enhanced Box Scores
Obsessive New Manager Watch: Mariners Interested in Ryne Sandberg

Obsessive New Manager Watch: Mariners Interested in Ryne Sandberg

It’s official: the search for a new manager for the Chicago Cubs has officially reached obsessive watch level. The Chicago Cubs have started the process of interviewing candidates for their[Read More…]

by September 13, 2010 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors

Mike Quade Clearly Doesn’t Understand the Point of Putting Tyler Colvin at First Base

Mike Quade Clearly Doesn’t Understand the Point of Putting Tyler Colvin at First Base

Don’t hold your breath if you’re waiting to see what Tyler Colvin looks like at first base. Well, don’t hold your breath, or show up a few hours before the[Read More…]

by September 13, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 0, Brewers 2 – September 12, 2010

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 0, Brewers 2 – September 12, 2010

Casey Coleman had a nice outing; though, given the Brewers’ performance against Ryan Dempster and Carlos Zambrano this weekend, it’s possible that they just don’t have it right now. Of[Read More…]

by September 12, 2010 Enhanced Box Scores

Jeff Samardzija Will Start Tomorrow

Carlos Silva has been bumped from his scheduled start tomorrow in St. Louis because of the dreaded “right elbow strain.” So who ya gonna call? Jeff Samardzija. “It sounds good.[Read More…]

by September 12, 2010 Chicago Cubs News