Found May 17, 2012 on
It's Always Sunny in Detroit:
The first round of interleague play will begin Friday. The series involving crosstown teams always seem to provide a little more entertainment than the rest of them. Despite both teams in the Windy City struggling, both teams are looking forward their three game set at Wrigley Field.
Cubs starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija, one of the few bright spots for the 15-22 Cubs, took a little potshot at White Sox announcer Hawk Harrelson. Harrelson, best known for his “Put it on the booaaarrrrrd….yes!” and “He gone” calls, certainly drives me up a wall when WGN shows a stray White Sox game, so I know where Samardzija is coming from. Samardzija, who will start Friday for the Cubs, grew up in Valparaiso, Indiana and played baseball and football at Notre Dame, so he’s quite familiar with Harrelson’s calls.
You can bet that Harrelson will have a “He gone.” in his pocket ready for when Philip Humber K’s Samardzija Friday.
[Jeff Samardzija takes a little dig at Hawk Harrelson] Hardball Talk
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Javier Baez (solo HR and a two-run single), Jeimer Candelario (two-run triple and an RBI single), and Danny Lockhart (two-run single and an RBI single) drove-in three runs a piece, Xavier Batista doubled twice, singled, and scored a run, and Micah Gibbs reached base four times on two singles and two walks and scored two runs, leading the Cubs to an 11-3 thumping of the Rockies in...
Whether or not you’re a Chicago baseball fan, most of the US population is subjected to their games on WGN almost every day of the season whether they be of the Cubs or White Sox variety.
For fans of the teams that play against the White Sox, you probably are familiar with announcer Hawk Harrelson whose claim to fame is his massive homerism, highlighted a couple amazing times...
Kerry Wood retired from Major League Baseball on Friday, putting an end to a career that was up and down but solid all-around. Wood made one final appearance at Wrigley Field before officially calling it a career. He faced one batter on Friday and put an exclamation point on his resume by throwing three straight strikes to record his final K. Wood spent parts of 14 seasons split...
Cubs catcher Geovany Soto has been scratched from the lineup against the Philadelphia Phillies because of left knee inflammation.
Soto was set to bat seventh Thursday night but instead was replaced by backup Welington Castillo. The Cubs said Soto is day to day.
Soto is off to a slow start, batting .161 with three homers and six RBIs. The 29-year-old catcher hit .228 with 17 homers...
Chicago Cubs catcher Geovany Soto has a torn meniscus in his left knee and will be re-evaluated to see if he needs to go on the disabled list.
Soto is off to a slow start, batting .161 with three homers and six RBIs this season. The 29-year-old catcher hit .228 with 17 homers and 54 RBIs for Chicago last season.
Wellington Castillo started for Soto on Thursday and will now be the...
It was hinted at on twitter last night that big Cubs news was coming today and news did come.
Somewhat reminiscent of Ryne Sandberg's in-season retirement, Kerry Wood will announce that he's retiring from baseball. I'm sure he'll give his reasons at the press conference, but when elite athletes can no longer do the things that made them elite, the fire to compete...
Kerry Wood retired from MLB today. He ended his career with the same team he begun with, the Chicago Cubs. He also had some time with the Cleveland Indians and New York Yankees. Wood set a single game strikeouts record, had some big postseason moments in 2003, suffered major injuries due to aggravating motions in his mechanics, and still had a fine 14 year career. It was just a...
Joe Ricketts is a rich man, and one would
assume a smart man, but you know what they say happens when you ass-u-me.
The first inkling that something wasn't right
came with this classic video (well worth the watch if you're a Cubs fan)
going all-in on the Cubs doesn't make you a smarty pants.
The second clue that Joe was a brain surgeon...
Gordon Beckham hit a tie-breaking home run in the eighth inning Friday and the Chicago White Sox overcame the loss of star Paul Konerko to beat the Chicago Cubs 3-2 in what was likely the final major league game for Cubs reliever Kerry Wood.
Beckham's solo shot and a two-run blast from Konerko in the first were the only runs allowed by Cubs starter Jeff Samardzija (4-2).
The White Sox arrive at 1060 W. Addison for the beginning of the Crosstown Classic today, also known as the BP Cup.
(Please note this makes me want to buy BP gas less than I would have prior to this sponsorship.)
And the world arrives in Chicago as the NATO summit officially gets underway this weekend. I am not sure what is going to be more of a mess, Clark Street on Saturday at...
FoxSports.com's Jon Paul Morosi joins Rob Dibble to discuss Kerry Wood's retirement.