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Monthly Archive: June 2009

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Cub Recall Sam Fuld…DL AAron Miles Due to Acute Lack of Ability

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From the Cubs Media Department comes this wonderful tidbit: PITTSBURGH – The Chicago Cubs today recalled outfielder Sam Fuld from Triple-A Iowa. In addition, the Cubs placed infielder Aaron Miles on the 15-day disabled list (retroactive to June 21) with a hyperextended right elbow. Fuld, 27, is hitting .286 (81-for-283) with 16 doubles, eight triples, 27 RBI and 20 stolen bases in 73 contests for Iowa this season, including a .398 batting average (33-for-83) this month. He has walked 32 times compared to just 22 strikeouts in 319 plate appearances, and has a .309 batting average (21-for-68) with runners in […]

Monday

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June 2009

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Sunday

28

June 2009

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What in the world is Phil Rogers thinking?

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Today in a knee-jerk reaction the Chicago Tribune’s Phil Rogers Mr. Baseball trailer came up with the perfect solution to the Cubs’ current dilemma. Phil suggests that we immediately DFA Carlos Zambrano and then offload him cheap to the highest bidder. What a stroke of brilliance, why isn’t Krane Kenney replacing Jim Hendry with Rogers? He’s got this all figured out! Seriously, I want to know what kind of whacky tobbacy Phil is getting, is it Maui Wowee or does it have red buds. It’s like the aphrodesiacs that certain politicians are using – why are the rest of us […]

Sunday

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June 2009

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Cards acquire DeRo

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Following a burst of inactivity by the Cubs the Cardinals have traded for former Cub favorite Mark DeRosa. It cost St. Louis a young pitcher named Chris Perez and a PTBNL so now we Cubs fans will likely get to see DeRosa six more times this year and possibly sixteen games a year for the next couple of years. I’m a bit perplexed as to why the Cubs’ brass seemed so disinterested in bringing Mark back, it appears not to have been what Cleveland was asking for in return. Does this guy have a communicable disease or something? He would […]

Saturday

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June 2009

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"Beyond Belief" Is Right!

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This is an autobiography. Josh Hamilton introduces himself as a flawed, sometimes-charming, sometimes-reckless drug addict. A hell of an intro. Comparing himself to Jose Conseco, Josh says: “But I was just 18 years old and, you know, unlike Jose, I was working with God-given 18 year old muscles”. All of his life, other players would stop what they were doing to watch Josh hit batting practice (he says). Josh says he came to believe that the 4 greatest words in the English language were “Did you see THAT?” Now, I’ve heard those same 4 words more than a few times […]