You know I’m watching too many Cubs games when my four-year old daughter starts singing “Save big money at Menards.” The nearest Menards to our house is 1200 miles away in Casper, Wyoming. Iowa Cubs The Iowa Cubs got zapped by the New Orleans Zephyrs (Marlins), 12-4. Starter Jay Jackson had trouble keeping the ball [...]
Some thoughts on a very long morning, afternoon and early evening at Wrigley Field which ended with the Cubs defeating the Dodgers 4-3 in 11 innings: The Cubs made the right call on delaying the game the way they did. There weren’t really any suitable makeup dates if this game had been postponed, and this [...]
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So I was thinking this morning. Yes, I know… dangerous thing, that. We’ve heard in recent years about players who have gone on the DL to get treatment for mental health issues… Zack Greinke a few years ago, and currently, Aubrey Huff. What about players who don’t have a diagnosed disorder, but might be able [...]
In which we tell you what the Wrigley Field seagulls are really thinking. Click on image to open a larger version in a new browser window. Depending on the size of your display and browser, it may require some scrolling. If you find it to be too large, click here for a smaller version.
Another Saturday Night and I ain’t got nobody . . .Well, that’s not true. Iowa Cubs The Iowa Cubs were blown away by the New Orleans Zephyrs (Marlins), 7-3. Randy Wells made his first start in Iowa tonight since his demotion and got the loss. He pitched five innings and allowed three runs on seven [...]
You’ll forgive me for the “Volstead Act” pun in the headline, I hope. I don’t want to do that too much this year; maybe I’ll wait until Chris Volstad cleans up his pitching act before using it again. One bad inning? Saturday afternoon, Volstad had two bad innings and that was all the Dodgers needed [...]
Go get ‘em, Chris.
As bad as Carlos Marmol has been this season, he isn’t the worst closer in the National League — not even close, as it turns out. Heath Bell, who the Marlins signed to a three-year, $27 million deal before this season, has been horrific — this, after being pretty much a lockdown closer the last [...]