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Guest Post: The Top Chicago Cubs Surprises and Scandals (Part Deux)

Guest Post: The Top Chicago Cubs Surprises and Scandals (Part Deux)

It’s the second installment of BN’er Myles’ humorous take on Cubs history. “Sex” appears no fewer than three times.

by March 20, 2013 Analysis and Commentary, Cubs Humor
BN Podcast Episode 21: Everything is Depressing, Guys Are Injured, and the Cubs Should Stay in Wrigley

BN Podcast Episode 21: Everything is Depressing, Guys Are Injured, and the Cubs Should Stay in Wrigley

Sahadev can’t help but keep bringing us down. At least it was funny.

by March 20, 2013 Podcasts
Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: Tom Tunney “Offers” to Support Tearing Down the Old Scoreboard

Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: Tom Tunney “Offers” to Support Tearing Down the Old Scoreboard

“Put it in centerfield,” Tunney reportedly said of a new videoboard. “Make it as big as you want.”

by March 20, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
God’s Wrath Hits Bleacher Nation and Other Bullets

God’s Wrath Hits Bleacher Nation and Other Bullets

The site is tentatively back up after a long rehabilitation process. Hopefully there are no more setbacks.

by March 20, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
Cubs Reportedly Acquire Positional Prospect Jose Dore From Padres for PTBNL or Cash

Cubs Reportedly Acquire Positional Prospect Jose Dore From Padres for PTBNL or Cash

Dore is a 21-year-old outfielder who hasn’t yet played above A-ball.

Pre-Gamin’: Rangers v. Cubs (3:05 CT) – Lineup, Broadcast Info, etc.

Pre-Gamin’: Rangers v. Cubs (3:05 CT) – Lineup, Broadcast Info, etc.

Today’s lineup is the Opening Day lineup, complete with Luis Valbuena at third base.

by March 19, 2013 Pre-Gamin'
Lukewarm Stove: Soriano, Marmol, Lohse, Porcello, More

Lukewarm Stove: Soriano, Marmol, Lohse, Porcello, More

The Yankees’ outfield continues to evolve, and Carlos Marmol tries avoid even hearing about trade rumors.

God’s Wrath Watch: Scott Baker Shut Down Indefinitely, and Ian Stewart to the DL Because of Course

God’s Wrath Watch: Scott Baker Shut Down Indefinitely, and Ian Stewart to the DL Because of Course

Baker’s MRI turned up fluid and inflammation, and Stewart can’t run right now. Hooray injuries!

by March 19, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
An International Draft is Probably Coming: What’s the Impact to the Cubs?

An International Draft is Probably Coming: What’s the Impact to the Cubs?

When the new CBA changed the way international free agents were signed, an international draft felt like it was coming. Now it probably is. Soon.

Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: Mayor’s Aide Laughs Off the Rosemont Incursion

Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: Mayor’s Aide Laughs Off the Rosemont Incursion

The Mayor of Rosemont has offered land to the Cubs to move out of Chicago, but it doesn’t sound like anyone is taking the offer seriously.

by March 19, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
Are Any Cubs Not Injured? And Other Bullets

Are Any Cubs Not Injured? And Other Bullets

Catching up on Matt Garza, Scott Baker, and Ian Stewart injuries. Plus Jorge Soler’s words of wisdom from Alfonso Soriano.

by March 19, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
Spring Training Miscellany: Cubs 5, Padres 2 – March 18, 2013

Spring Training Miscellany: Cubs 5, Padres 2 – March 18, 2013

Edwin Jackson had a smooth start, and Dave Sappelt and Brent Lillibridge provided the offense.

by March 18, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: The “Threat to Move” is on the Table, Courtesy of Dave Kaplan and Rosemont

Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: The “Threat to Move” is on the Table, Courtesy of Dave Kaplan and Rosemont

Root, root, root for the Rosemont Cubs. Does anyone believe that the Cubs would actually abandon Wrigley Field?

by March 18, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
God’s Wrath Watch: Scott Baker Feels “Soreness” in His Arm, is Getting MRI

God’s Wrath Watch: Scott Baker Feels “Soreness” in His Arm, is Getting MRI

At first he felt fine following his Cactus League outing yesterday, but now now so much.

by March 18, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
Pre-Gamin’: Cubs v. Padres (3:05 CT) – Lineup, Broadcast Info, etc.

Pre-Gamin’: Cubs v. Padres (3:05 CT) – Lineup, Broadcast Info, etc.

The Cubs are off to Peoria to take on the Padres, and it could be the last time we “see” Jorge Soler and Javier Baez.

by March 18, 2013 Pre-Gamin'
Whoa: Cuban Signee Armando Rivero’s Bonus from the Chicago Cubs was $3.1 Million

Whoa: Cuban Signee Armando Rivero’s Bonus from the Chicago Cubs was $3.1 Million

According to Baseball America’s Ben Badler, who describes Rivero as a possible future middle reliever on the Cubs.

Guest Post: The Top Chicago Cubs Surprises and Scandals (Part One)

Guest Post: The Top Chicago Cubs Surprises and Scandals (Part One)

Myles Phelps shares his interesting and humorous take on some of the biggest stories in the Cubs’ many years.

by March 18, 2013 Analysis and Commentary, Cubs Humor
Jeff Samardzija Extension Talks: Hit a Snag, or Status Quo? Samardzija Reportedly Turns Down Large Offer

Jeff Samardzija Extension Talks: Hit a Snag, or Status Quo? Samardzija Reportedly Turns Down Large Offer

According to Jon Heyman, Samardzija and the Cubs are far apart in any talks because of a recent rejection, but Samardzija says there’s nothing new to report.

by March 18, 2013 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Chicago Cubs Release Five Minor League Pitchers, Including Austin Urban and Arturo Maltos-Garcia

Chicago Cubs Release Five Minor League Pitchers, Including Austin Urban and Arturo Maltos-Garcia

The two pitchers were overslot draftees with health concerns back in 2011.

Ian Stewart Getting Another MRI and Other Bullets

Ian Stewart Getting Another MRI and Other Bullets

It’s just frustrating at this point. Stewart hasn’t played in a real game all Spring, and last took at bats in a minor league game on Thursday.

by March 18, 2013 Chicago Cubs News

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