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World Series Dreaming:
Chicago White Sox
Foreward: I hate Cubs v. White Sox. I grew up on the southwest side of the city as a White Sox fan before converting after a baseball hiatus in 1998. Since interleague play began this series has been a lightning rod for stupid. Nothing brings out the absolute worst in Chicago fans quite like Cubs v. White Sox, and that stupidity was on full display this year.
The Cubs came limping into the Crosstown Series sportin a 1-6 record over their last 7 and falling dangerously close to ******* awful” territory. The road trip was a rough one as the Pirates and Reds each took their turn demanding the Chon Chon from the Cubs.
So it was only natural to assume that the white hot Chicago White Sox would stick it to the Cubs some more. Chris Sale and Jake Peavy were pitching in the series and well, losing 3/4 was perhaps expected.
Well, baseball is a funky mistress sometimes…
CHICAGOMAGEDDON GAME 1
STORY OF THE GAME
Jeff Samardzija shoved it.
Seriously he shooooooooved it. Samardzija threw the fi...
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
I haven't posted anything in a couple weeks. Thanks to everyone else for taking over. I've mentioned it before, but I've had neck problems for 6+ months now. They've continued and I've been unable to do much of anything. Unfortunately, it's only slightly better right now because of medication and I won't be around that much over the next few months. Hopefully...
"The Dioner Navarro Game?"
Navarro demolished White Sox pitching to the tune of 3 HR and 6 RBI yesterday. In his only PA in which he didn't hit the ball into the stands, he drew a walk and later came aroudn to score with the help of a Matt Lindstrom wild pitch and a single by pinch hitter Ryan Sweeney. Navarro raised his season wOBA from .271 to .365 in a single game...
Iowa Cubs 3 @ Nashville Sounds 4
Of course, the I-Cubs would lose to the Astros of AAA.
No one really had a great day. I can tell you who had a bad day: Brett Jackson. He was 0-3 with a walk and 3 strikeouts. Dave Sappelt had a double and a walk, and that was the best day from any Cub. Logan Watkins was 1-5, and Ian Stewart took advantage of his start with a 0-4, 3 SO performance...
With all the doom and gloom surrounding this year's offense and the intense focus on Castro and Rizzo, Luis Valbuena's fantastic season seems to have fallen through the cracks. Valbuena currently has a line of .248/.361/.421* on the year, good for a .339 wOBA and about 1 WAR through two months of the season. What the hell?
*Today's game, in which Valbuena homered, will...
If you have Travis Wood on your fantasy team, you are a lucky duck. For real! Travis Wood has been the bargain of bargains at the fantasy starting pitcher slot this season. Even I, a man with a certain fondness for Wood and fantasy crush on the entire Cubs rotation, could not, would not, have predicted the start that Travis Wood is having. The thing now, from the fantasy...
Brett at the Nation had a good article about the Cubs' horrid luck this year, and so did frequent commenter on that site Dr. Wimsey. I agree with the main thrust of both arguments. However, I'm here to tell you it's the BEST thing that could have happened this year.
The Cubs are, by rights, a .500 team by any definition but record at least. They have a run differential...
Michael Bowden still has a chance to develop into an effective major league pitcher, but the days of him being considered a legitimate prospect are long gone.
Bowden cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A by the Chicago Cubs. The transaction comes less than a year after the Red Sox traded Bowden to the Cubs in exchange for outfielder Marlon Byrd.
Bowden worked his way through...
Over the course of the past three seasons, Dioner Navarro has played in no more than 64 games in a season. Now healthier, Navarro reaffirmed his presence by slugging three home runs in the Chicago Cubs‘ 9-3 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday.Navarro would start his game off with a solo homer in the second inning, followed by a two-run shot in the fourth that would...
Alfonso Soriano has consistently hit well against the Diamondbacks during his career. The Cubs hope that trend continues Friday as they try to win five in a row for the first time in nearly two years in the opener of a three-game series at Wrigley Field.
After a season-high six-game skid, the Cubs (22-30) have outscored opponents 29-10 during their winning streak. The last three...
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After three miserable games against their crosstown rivals, there wasn't much left for the White Sox to say.
''We just got beat in all facets of the game,'' White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko said. ''They were just the better team in every area.''
Cubs pitcher Travis Wood hit a grand slam off Jake Peavy and the White Sox lost 8-3 on Thursday...
CHICAGO (AP) -- Scott Hairston hit a grand slam and Matt Garza got his first victory of the season as the Cubs extended their winning streak to five games by defeating the Diamondbacks 7-2 on Friday.
Alfonso Soriano had a two-run homer and Cody Ransom added a solo shot for the Cubs, who have won five straight for the first time since winning seven in a row from July 31-Aug. 6, 2011...
Today is officially June, which means we can now look back at all of April and May because everyone loves arbitrary endpoints. As of May 31, the 2013 Cubs have scored 221 runs while giving up only 210. They should be better than their 23-30 record suggests, but baseball happens.
The Cubs had an offensive turnaround between April and May. In April, they were only 10-16 with...
The Arizona Diamondbacks will close out a solid month of May by heading to the Windy City to face the Cubs.
Alfonso Soriano has consistently hit well against the Arizona Diamondbacks during his career.
The Chicago Cubs hope that trend continues Friday as they try to win five in a row for the first time in nearly two years in the opener of a three-game series at Wrigley Field.
After a season-high six-game skid, the Cubs (22-30) have outscored opponents 29-10 during the winning streak...