Found July 21, 2013 on FenwayNation:
PLAYERS: Bud Selig
TEAMS: Chicago Cubs
Billy Cub Spreading LawlessnessNeed another sign of the apocalypse? Apparently, Bud Selig's minions have too little to keep them occupied (you know,  like dealing with PEDs, interleague play and making the DH universal). They also have a pressing need to go after the unofficial mascot of the Chicago Cubs. 'Billy Cub' is a guy in a bear suit who wanders outside Wrigley Field greeting fans. He's outside because the Cubs do not have an official mascot. So, MLB has issued a 100-page "cease and desist" order calling on the furry greeter to quit creating goodwill. The guy inside the suit, John Paul Weier, "barely" (sorry) breaks even on his venture—collecting tips from fans who take pictures with him. We salute the Cubs for being one of the few teams without a lame mascot (1997 will always live in infamy as the birthdate of Wall The Green Monster), but come on, Bud, lighten up!

Matt Garza traded to the Rangers

The Texas Rangers have struck first in the mid-season trade market, reportedly acquiring Matt Garza for prospects Mike Olt, CJ Edwards and two others.

JOT: Cubs Minor League Recap 7-21-13

Iowa Cubs 0 @ Round Rock Express 3  Logan Watkins had half of the 4 hits the I-Cubs had today. He also stole a base. Donnie Murphy had a double, and Josh Vitters had a single and a walk. That was it. This team S-U-C-K-S to watch and write about. Besides Watkins and Vitters, I'm not sure a single position player would make a Top 50 Cubs prospects list (maybe Anthony Giansanti...

D-backs return home to take on struggling Cubs

The Cubs are in the headlines again in late July, but for them, that only means that they have salable commodities available to contending teams at the trade deadline. Last season it was right-hander Ryan Dempster, who vetoed a trade to Atlanta and was sent to Texas as a two-month stretch rental. This year the hot item is right-hander Matt Garza, and the Rangers again are among...

Report: Red Sox’ Interest in Matt Garza ‘a Little Deeper’ Than Originally Believed

It looked like the Matt Garza sweepstakes was nearing its conclusion and that the Cubs were on the verge of sending him to Texas. Things have changed, though, and some other teams, including the Red Sox, might find their way back into the mix. reported this past week that the Red Sox were never really players for Garza because they were unwilling to part with top-tier prospects...

Chicago Cubs trade rumors: Garza still a Cub…for now

On Friday night while prospect Junior Lake was making his major league debut, it seemed like Matt Garza was going to be packing his bags for Arlington. The Cubs and Rangers had a deal set in place, and got to the point of swapping the medical records of all the players trading sides. After looking at all the records, the Cubs were concerned about one of the players they were to receive...

My Life As A Cubs Fan

I was born in December 1965 at Skokie Valley Hospital and raised primarily in the suburbs of Hoffman Estates and Schaumburg. My father, of course, was a Cubs fan and of course I grew up a Cubs fan as well. I do not remember too much from my youngest days; however, I do remember that my dad took me to see my first game at Wrigley Field in 1972. I do not remember how we drove into...

Garza deal will benefit Rangers in playoffs, they just have to get there

ARLINGTON - Rangers manager Jon Daniels threw his players a life raft Monday when he traded for Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Matt Garza. After being swept by the Orioles over the weekend, this Rangers clubhouse desperately needed some good news. Garza, who has been tremendous over his past six starts, will make his Rangers debut Wednesday against the Yankees. The rotation becomes...

Cubs send Matt Garza to Texas Rangers for Mike Olt, prospects

The trade that we all assumed would happen at some point is finally going down on this Monday afternoon, with the Chicago Cubs officially set to send Matt Garza to the Texas Rangers. The two sides had nearly agreed to a deal towards the end of last week, before medicals on one of the prospects going to the Cubs in the deal caused things to fall apart. The deal will send only...

Retrospective on Epstein and Hoyer year one trades

As the Chicago Cubs embark on their second consecutive midseason selloff, now is the appropriate time to assess some of the trades made by Cubs’ Vice President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein and General Manager Jed Hoyer since they joined the Cubs’ organization in the Fall of 2011. Our retrospective will focus on all of the trades made by the Cubs new management team...

Could a Matt Garza trade get done with the Rangers?

A couple days ago it seemed imminent that the Rangers and Cubs were close to a Matt Garza trade. The Rangers number 2 prospect, Mike Olt, was believed to be the center piece of the package. Their number 7 prospect, Luis Sardinas, was also thought to be included, along with Neil Ramirez and CJ Edwards. The Cubs may also have been adding a second player to the trade. Some thought...

Cubs rumors: Rangers one of many teams in on Matt Garza

It was recently reported that the Texas Rangers were almost certain to land Chicago Cubs right-handed starting pitcher Matt Garza. Trade talks between the Rangers and Cubs have since stalled, and Jon Heyman of CBS Sports is now reporting that Texas is just one of many teams now in the mix for the right-hander. To this point, it appears that Texas and Chicago made no ...

Video: Ernie Banks Sang The Chorus Of ‘All The Way’ With Pearl Jam

For as much as I’ve written and joked about celebrity baseball fans in the past, there’s just no denying that what the Chicago Cubs lack in World Series trophies, they more than make up for with awesome famous people repping the C. Bill Murray alone should make many Cubs fans feel a little better about years of “Close but no cigar” and “Dear God, why is this happening to...

With Braun gone, is A-Rod the next dope to fall?

The Guru Contributing Writer With Ryan Braun the first fraud to fall, Bud Selig and Major League Baseball have their sights set firmly on their next target in the BioGenesis scandal – Alex Rodriguez. The evidence is piling up as Selig’s investigators have uncovered a mountain of information dating back to at least the 2009 season. Sources told that Rodriguez...
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