The Wife and I will be heading to today’s game against the Red Sox, hopefully nestled into the lower right corner (if looking from home plate) of the right field bleachers. If you’re out there, stop by and say hello. I’ll be wearing my blue BN shirt, and a Cubs hat. I will be sitting next to a woman who is far too beautiful to be sitting next to me. Before the game, we’ll be at Goose Island on Clark, so stop by and have a beer.
- Ian Stewart is seeing a specialist about his troublesome wrist, which landed him on the DL yesterday. Everyone hopes there isn’t serious damage or issues in there, but after dealing with the pain for so long, it’s time to get it figured out. “I don’t know at this point,” said Stewart, who will be examined at the Cleveland Clinic. “With all the MRI and X-ray results, nothing of major value came up in there that they say we need to get this done now or this would have been taken care of a long ago. There have been instances where things didn’t show up and they can go in and look and see if there are other things. I don’t know if we’ll go that route but it’s definitely a possibility.”
- Starlin Castro talked about new hitting coach (interim) James Rowson, and how his approach might change. In short: it won’t, if Castro has his way. “I don’t have to change,” he said. “The walks and those kinds of things, they’re coming. I try to be more patient, but right now, the pitchers are throwing strikes. That’s all I can do, swing the bat. If the pitcher doesn’t throw strikes, I don’t swing. A lot of guys are [first-pitch hitters], and the hitting coach, he likes that. He said if you know your pitch, swing, even if it’s the first pitch.” Hmm.
- Theo Epstein is the feature attraction as the Red Sox come to Wrigley, and he’s been on quite the media blitz over the last few days. You can see quite a few more quotes here, including Epstein’s belief that Cubs fans naturally seek out the positive, while Red Sox fans naturally seek out the negative.
- David Haugh talks about the turnover happening in Chicago, and what’s to come.
- MLBullets at BCB mostly discuss no-hitters, but there’s also a bit on the San Diego Padres’ sale, and how the team might go for $800 million or more. Holy smokes. How much must the Cubs be worth now?
- Today’s the day of the fantasy baseball contest, so if you haven’t entered yet, you better do it now.