August 2011

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Obsessive Cubs GM Watch: Billy Beane Likely Permitted to Speak to Cubs

Obsessive Cubs GM Watch: Billy Beane Likely Permitted to Speak to Cubs

A’s owner says he won’t stand in the way if Beane wants to seek other opportunities, and, for a variety of reasons, Beane would probably be interested in speaking to the Cubs.

Barry Rozner: Cubs’ Owner Tom Ricketts is Not a “Smart Guy”

Barry Rozner: Cubs’ Owner Tom Ricketts is Not a “Smart Guy”

And, if Rozner actually believes what he’s written, I’d venture a guess that Rozner, himself, is not a “smart guy.”