Found July 24, 2013 on Sportress of Blogitude:
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I suppose we should give these two dudes credit for attempting to go full-on MacGyver by utilizing an item in their possession in order to do some super-brah beer-bonging during the Arizona Diamondbacks-Chicago Cubs game at Chase Field on Tuesday night. Yep, the guy in the outfield pool at Chase Field is attempting to get [...]The post Guy at Diamondbacks game attempts to bong a beer through a snorkel (GIF) appeared first on Sportress of Blogitude.

Cubs Rumors from Around the Globe

- Alfonso Soriano had a "scheduled" off day on Wednesday versus the Diamondbacks despite some gaudy career numbers against Ian Kennedy (6-for-13, 3 HR's, 7 RBI's, 3 BB's). The Twitter-verse was having none of it and the conspiracies flowed that the Cubs were just awaiting his approval on a deal. Soriano showed up though for a pre-game chat with the reporters...

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When Vice President of Baseball Operations, Theo Epstein, and General Manager, Jed Hoyer, assumed control of the Cubs in the Fall of 2011, they promised to exponentially improve the organization’s player drafting and development departments.  They pushed for better scouting, they promised to mine the entire world for International prospects and they demanded upgraded player training...

Ricky Bobby Grades some Cubs Prospects

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Junior Lake leads Cubs to 4-2 win over D'Backs

The Lake Show is only in its fourth day, but Junior Lake has basically sealed a spot on the Cubs’ roster. Leading off for the first time, Lake hit his first major league home run, drove in three runs and collected four hits Monday in the Cubs 4-2 win over Arizona at Chase Field. Has manager Dale Sveum seen enough to say Lake is here to stay? “Right now I’d be pretty stupid...

Vote coming on Wrigley's Jumbotron

Chicago's City Council was set Wednesday to give a final vote on a $500 million renovation of historic Wrigley Field that includes its first massive Jumbotron, improved facilities for the players in the bowels of the 99-year-old ballpark and a hotel across the street. Under the plan, the Chicago Cubs would erect a 5,700-square-foot electronic Jumbotron in left field above the...

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After a couple weeks of offensive struggles, the Diamondbacks finally jumped on an opposing pitching staff and they would go on to cruise for an easy 10-4 win over the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday night in front of a sparse Chase Field crowd.

Alfonso Soriano is Headed Back to the Bronx

The New York Yankees have a deal in place to bring Alfonso Soriano back to where his career first started. This is a salary dump by the Cubs. Soriano still has fantasy value left in him and has hit at least 20 home runs in every season since 2002. He already has 17 long balls this season and could add another 10 at Yankee Stadium. Also, considering how much trouble the Yankees have...

Report: Soriano OK with Yanks trade

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Report: Yankees, Cubs ‘Close’ to Deal That Would Send Alfonso Soriano Back to New York

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Source: Yanks trying to land Soriano

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MLB Trade Rumors: Alfonso Soriano trade to New York Yankees “99 percent done”

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