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Monthly Archive: May 2009

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Piniella's new "nasty boys?"

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Have the Cubs become the new bad boys of baseball?  Sure looks that way, Carlos Zambrano got ejected in colorful fashion today as the Cubs won their second in a row.  Z’s departure came after throwing a wild pitch only to lose a close call at the plate (from my angle the runner was safe by a hair, getting his left hand around Zambrano’s block and tag.)   After that was the ensuing argument, Carlos and the umpire made incidental contact and the ejection occurred; Zambrano earned a likely suspension by symbolically ejecting the umpire, throwing the ball to the left […]

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Jake Fox Gets His Chance and Neal Cotts to AAA

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From the Cubs Media Department: Aloha, Scooby-Doo dvd CHICAGO download jose carreras merry christmas Death Sentence buy My Sister’s Keeper divx Alone in the Dark video – The Chicago Cubs today recalled infielder Jake Fox and selected the contracts of infielder Andres Blanco and left-handed pitcher Jason Waddell from Triple-A Iowa. The Cubs optioned left-handed pitcher Neal Cotts and infielder Bobby Scales to Triple-A Iowa. Additionally, the club placed infielder Aaron Miles on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 26, with a right shoulder strain. Blanco will wear uniform number 13, Fox will wear number 5 and Waddell will […]

Wednesday

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May 2009

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About Last Night: Finally

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Chi Cubs 6, Pittsburgh 1 Lucky You full I went to bed after the 2nd rain delay and I’m glad I did. I didn’t think they would wait too long to make a decision with today being a day game. We got on top early and reaped the benefits. Sometimes I wonder if the umps take the score into account when making the call to end a game due to rain. For example, would they have been more patient if Pittsburgh had bases loaded and down one run? Micah Hoffpauir looked good at the plate. He hit a long double […]

Tuesday

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May 2009

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Well how about that

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It was a rain-out but I’ll take it – at this point I’ll take any kind of win at all.  We got some more hitting tonight, some great stuff from Hoffpauir and Fontenot and Marshall looked real good on the mound.   No defensive miscues, ugly weather, lots of wet Cubs fans but we’ll take it!  Saint Louis appears destined to take down the Brew Crew tonight so that will put the Cubs four games out.  It also appears that Milwaukee has another big injury to deal with – Ryan Braun was hit in the wrist by a pitch.  This could […]

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May 2009

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Hope?

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.!. Lately, especially around here, I have tended to be the voice of hope about the Cubs, trying to keep people from panicking about this current team. But this is not because I have any “Cubs”-colored glasses. Instead it is because I still think that this is a good team based on players previous performances along with their performances this year, and I want to lay out why. First I want to look at how players are performing in relation to both last season and their career numbers. I have left three players out of this analysis (Hoffpauir, Scales, K. […]