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In an odd story coming out of the MLB Winter Meetings on Tuesday, Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum revealed that he was hit by shrapnel this offseason in a hunting accident...by his friend, MLB Hall of Famer Robin Yount. "The bird was in front of him and I was about 50 yards up on a hill," Sveum said Tuesday at baseball's winter meetings. "He got the bird up and lost track of where I was. He pulled the trigger and was like, 'Uh, oh.' " Sveum was hit in the back of the right ear by the spray pattern from a six-shot. "I got drilled with pellets in the back and then one stuck in the ear," he said. Sveum said there was plenty of blood, but he wasn't worried. "We do it all the time," Sveum said. "Not that close all the time, but we do get BB's fall on us." Yes, that's right, Cubs fans...your manager was involved in a Dick Cheney incident this offseason. Thankfully, Sveum was OK from the incident and ...
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Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum says he was accidentally shot in the right ear and back by former teammate Robin Yount during a recent quail hunt in Arizona.
Sveum brushed off the mishap Tuesday at the baseball winter meetings. Sveum says the pellets drew blood, but adds he was OK and didn't need stitches.
Sveum and the Hall of Famer played together in Milwaukee and are hunting...
NASHVILLE — Despite 101 losses in 2012, Cubs president Theo Epstein said there is no shortage of free agents who want to be part of the organization. Epstein said free agents “believe in the positive direction that we’re going,” and heard about the clubhouse atmosphere under manager Dale Sveum. “When we express interest, we’ve been [...]
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From cubs.com: Deshaies has reportedly accepted a four-year offer from WGN to be the color commentator for the Chicago Cubs telecasts. WGN's Bob Vorwald would not comment on the hiring Monday, but MLB.com has confirmed Deshaies will be switching teams. "J.D." replaces longtime Cubs announcer Bob Brenly, who in October accepted a similar job with [...]
Theo Epstein believes the Cubs are still capable of recruiting marquee free agents to Chicago.
Despite coming off a 101-loss season –– extending the club’s World Series drought to 104 years –– Epstein told CSNChicago.com that manager Dale Sveum‘s rising reputation as a player’s coach will be enticing to many.
“Dale’s making a name for himself as a manager that players...
The Cubs are reportedly one of the teams interested in A's free agent Brandon McCarthy. There's a lot of competition though. The A's have been in contact with another of their free agents, starter Brandon McCarthy, but expected that there would be strong competition for the right-hander and they're right: The Chronicle has learned that [...]
The Winter Meetings are underway and even though the Cubs won't be that active, I wanted to keep up with what's going on with them. Kyuji Fujikawa It still appears as though the Cubs have signed Fujikawa to a 2-year deal worth $9.5 million plus an option. However, the Cubs have not yet confirmed this. [...]
The Chicago Cubs and outfielder Nate Schierholtz have agreed to a one-year, $2.25 million deal tweets Jerry Crasnick of ESPN. Schierholtz was drawing interest from nine different teams, the New York Yankees being one of them. The outfielder was part of the trade that sent Hunter Pence to San Francisco.
In 269 plate appearances, Schierholtz hit .257/.321/.407 with 6 HR's, 21 RBI...