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John Leonard belted an RBI triple, singled twice, and scored a run, and Carter Bell drilled a two-run double, as one squad of Diamondbacks defeated one squad of Cubs 5-2 on Field #3, while on Field #4, 16-year old Sergio Alcantara doubled, tripled, and scored a run and Michael Brenly singled, doubled, and scored two runs for the Diamondbacks, and Neftali Rosario singled, walked, scored a run, and knocked-in another for the Cubs, as the two squads played to a 4-4 tie, in Cactus League Extended Spring Training doubleheader action this morning at Fitch Park in Mesa, AZ.
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Chicago Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts has publicly threatened to move the team out of Wrigley Field if his plans for a new video screen are blocked.
This may not be an actual flop, but we are definitely going to classify it as such. Cubs outfielder Julio Borbon, who you probably have never heard of until now, seems to be one of the first MLB players to bring flopping to the mainstream baseball audience. Check out the slightly delayed and fake reaction to a ball that bounced in the dirt, and never came close to him. Soccer...
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Chris Rusin had a very good start. He went 7 innings, allowed 6 hits and a run. He walked none and struckout 5. Hisanori Takahashi struck a batter out and allowed a hit in the 8th. Zach Putnam struckout 2 and allowed a hit in the 9th.
Logan Watkins was 3-3 with another walk. He’s struckout a little too much this year and it should come down....
Prior to the season, I was set to write about how the Cubs were gradually amassing a bunch of fly-ball heavy pitchers. I never ended up getting around to it, but I'm not one to let a mediocre (or wrong) idea die, so I'll give you the condensed version:
From 2010 to 2012, among pitchers with at least 280 innings pitched, Travis Wood had the lowest groundball percentage ...
When playing for a team as hopeless as the Cubs, sometimes embellishing a bit to your advantage isn’t the worst idea.
That’s what Chicago center fielder Julio Borbon was thinking Thursday afternoon, at least, but his acting skills could use some serious work. When a pitch from San Diego’s Luke Gregerson landed in the dirt near his feet, Borbon hopped up and down as if the ball...
The Chicago Cubs have sent starting pitcher Matt Garza to
their Double-A affiliate, the Tennesee Smokies, to begin a rehab assignment
that will hopefully lead the right hander back to Wrigley Field soon. Garza joined
the Smokies on May 1 and pitched 2.2 innings against the Mississippi Braves,
allowing one run on one hit, two walks, and no strikeouts. Unfortunately for Garza...
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Wrigley Field is set to undergo $300 million worth of substantial renovations. Here's an early look at the designs the Cubs have in mind for the Friendly Confines.
Chicago Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts is locked in a battle with the Chicago government over renovations to Wrigley Field. Ricketts has proposed a $300 million renovation of Wrigley that would include a large increase in restrooms, an expanded concourse, upgrades to the clubhouses, changes to the outfield that would allow more advertisement space, and a video scoreboard.Chicago mayor...
Wrigley Field needs a little bit of a face lift, but what’s the price?
Well, $300 million technically, but in terms of the historic feel, it may be much bigger.
Cubs Chairman Tom Rickets feels like the Cubs need a video screen, according to the Associated Press. Rickets claims that if he cannot build a video board, he would have to consider moving the team.
Oh come on, man! The...
We will give Cubs owner Tom Ricketts this, he's trying to make the most out of one of baseball's most iconic stadiums.
Ricketts and the Cubs on Tuesday afternoon released what they say is a "New and Improved" Wrigley that would offer more amenities, more seating, a rather large Video Board and more importantly to Ricketts, more space...
The legendary Wrigley fieldPhoto Credit: breitbart.com/AP
When you think of the greatest stadiums in the history of Major League Baseball, you would be hard-pressed to find a person that does not include the legendary Wrigley Field, home of the Chicago Cubs. There are not many stadiums left that existed more than fifty years with teams consistently moving to bigger, more “state...
Former Chicago Cubs and Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman Mark Grace is finishing out a 4 month sentence at Tent City Prison in Arizona. Mark Grace, most recently a D-Backs television color analyst Mark Grace was sent to jail on DUI charges. The “lovable” drunk that used to hang out a lot at Durkin’s on the North side of Chicago trolling for Lincoln Park Trixie booty is supposedly...
Reset: Cubs trying to make nice with the neighborhood and city regarding concessions on landmark status, renovations, potential obstructing views due to outfield signage, night games, concerts, blah de blah. However, the rooftops are being a bit troublesome and may even threaten to sue because heavens forbid that their voyeuristic businesses be blocked (even partially).
April is done. The Cubs played 26 games so far, with a record of 10-16. In these games (minus two rainouts to be made up later in the season), the Cubs scored 92 runs and allowed 111, so their actual record is in line with their Pythagorean predicted record of 11-15. Most of these games could have gone either way, but coulda-shoulda-woulda-didn’t and we can’t go back in time...