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Meta: Message Board and Enhanced Comments

Meta: Message Board and Enhanced Comments

Bleacher Nation is adding a message board and enhanced commenting features. Oh, that’s what the title just said.

by August 31, 2011 Analysis and Commentary
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 0, Giants 4 – August 31, 2011

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 0, Giants 4 – August 31, 2011

August ends on a whimper. Or a death rattle. Or a baby’s giggle.

by August 31, 2011 Enhanced Box Scores
Obsessive Cubs GM Watch: Theo Epstein is Unlikely to Consider the GM Job, But What About President?

Obsessive Cubs GM Watch: Theo Epstein is Unlikely to Consider the GM Job, But What About President?

A surprising number of sources suggest Epstein would consider a president-type gig with the Cubs. But there are still a number of headwinds.

by August 31, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Today is the Waiver Trade Deadline

Today is the Waiver Trade Deadline

But the Chicago Cubs are highly unlikely to make any trades today.

by August 31, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Bruce Miles Gets a Job Offer and Other Bullets

Bruce Miles Gets a Job Offer and Other Bullets

Matt Garza is cold-blooded, CJ Wilson is gonna get paid, Tom Ricketts is doing some hiring, Ron Santo and Pat Hughes are up for an award, and the Cubs’ 2005 draft was shockingly bad.

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 5, Giants 2 – August 30, 2011

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 5, Giants 2 – August 30, 2011

That’s two in a row that the Giants really couldn’t afford to lose.

by August 31, 2011 Enhanced Box Scores
Brett Jackson, Andrew Cashner, Chris Carpenter, DJ LeMahieu, Trey McNutt and Junior Lake to the Arizona Fall League

Brett Jackson, Andrew Cashner, Chris Carpenter, DJ LeMahieu, Trey McNutt and Junior Lake to the Arizona Fall League

The Arizona Fall League tends to be the Winter ball destination of choice for a team’s top, almost-MLB-ready prospects.

by August 30, 2011 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Fun with Photoshop: Emperor Selig

Fun with Photoshop: Emperor Selig

MLB Commissioner Bud Selig as The Emperor. Picture captioning beckons.

by August 30, 2011 Cubs Humor
Meta: Bleacher Nation is a Finalist for a Big-Time Award (Help Solicited)

Meta: Bleacher Nation is a Finalist for a Big-Time Award (Help Solicited)

We’re one of seven finalists for Blogs with Balls’ ‘Best Team-Specific Site’ award. And I need those clicking fingers of yours to do some voting.

by August 30, 2011 Meta
Obsessive Cubs GM Watch: Kim Ng is Probably a Candidate

Obsessive Cubs GM Watch: Kim Ng is Probably a Candidate

Some like to bring up Ng’s name because she’s a woman. Instead, I think it’s more appropriate not to not bring up Ng’s name because she’s a woman.

by August 30, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Is Ryan Dempster Really a Lock to Return in 2012?

Is Ryan Dempster Really a Lock to Return in 2012?

Dempster, himself, isn’t ready to guarantee he’ll return, which makes sense with the immediate future of the Chicago Cubs in flux.

by August 30, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Shawon Dunston Sells Ice to an Eskimo and Other Bullets

Shawon Dunston Sells Ice to an Eskimo and Other Bullets

Randy Wells is turning it on at the right time, Andrew Cashner struck out the side, Mike Quade doesn’t know if Brett Jackson will be called up, and Shawon Dunston clearly wanted his son to sign with the Cubs.

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 7, Giants 0 – August 29, 2011

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 7, Giants 0 – August 29, 2011

Randy Wells with the shutout. What up.

by August 30, 2011 Enhanced Box Scores
Series Preview: Cubs v. Giants, August 29 – August 31, 2011

Series Preview: Cubs v. Giants, August 29 – August 31, 2011

August mercifully comes to a close. It’s almost a shame there’s a September.

by August 29, 2011 Series Previews

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