Found July 23, 2012 on
Despite being absolutely mauled in a three-game sweep at the hands of their villainous arch-rivals, the St. Louis Cardinals – this is how I assume every article in the Midwest began last night and this morning, by the way – the Chicago Cubs left Busch Stadium with their heads high and a positive attitude. In fact, the whole team decided to dress up in zany costumes, as has been a “hilarious” trend throughout the league this season and seasons past.As you can see above, some of the Cubbies honored their favorite super heroes, while others dressed as video game and movie characters. And even after the 23-1 ass-stompery, which included a 7th inning for the ages in Game 2 on Saturday, the Cubs stood by their promise to dress up and have some fun.“I have to do it,’’ Alfonso Soriano said of the commitment to put on his costume after a 7-0 loss. “I don’t want to do it now, but everybody else is doing it, so I think I have to do it.’’Though some other staff and players also seemed reluctant...
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In his third AB in just his first professional game, Cubs 2012 1st round draft pick Albert Almora (Mater Academy - Hialeah Gardens, FL) blasted a two-run HR over the LF fence and onto the berm in front of the scoreboard to cap a three-run 5th, leading the AZL Cubs to a 7-3 victory over the AZL Brewers in Arizona League action tonight at Maryvale Baseball Park in Phoenix.
Apparently, this whole idea of the Cubs trading pitchers Ryan Dempster and/or Matt Garza isn't going to be as easy as some people might have thought. Both pitchers started this weekend in St. Louis, with mixed results. The more serious situation is with Garza, who left Saturday night's start after three innings with right-triceps cramping. X-rays proved negative, and Garza...
Not really sure what to think about the news at this point, but Dempster doesn't know about any trade.
THERE IS NO TRADE dont know where this info came from!
— Dempster Foundation (@RyanDempsterFDN) July 23, 2012
On Monday, the Chicago Cubs’ top draft pick, OF Albert Almora, made his professional debut for the Rookie-level AZL Cubs. Playing alongside recent import Jorge Soler, who launched his first professional home run on Sunday, the center fielder jumped the yard in the fifth inning and finished the game 1-for-3.
As you can see in the video, it wasn’t a cheap bomb:
The Cubs may be having a horrendous season, but it’s nice to see they are still having some fun. Big changes for the better were expected in Chicago when Theo Epstein took the reins, and in his first season as GM Cubs fans have seen the complete opposite. The Cubs are 38-56, in last place in the NL Central and are looking to be sellers at the trade deadline. None of that nonsense...
Chicago Cubs right-hander Ryan Dempster does not want to be traded to the Atlanta Braves, according to major-league sources.
At least not right now.
Dempster, as a player with 10 years of major-league service, the last five with the same team, has the right to block a trade to the Braves.
The pitcher instead wants to be sent to the Los Angeles Dodgers, who were unable to reach...
The late Ron Santo, star third baseman for the Chicago Cubs and later a broadcaster for the team, has been inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.
His widow, Vicki, gave a heartwarming speech and ended it with: ''This is not a sad day. This is a great day. I'm certain that Ronnie is celebrating right now.''
Santo died of bladder cancer in...
David O'Brien started it all with a tweet saying that the Braves were close to finalizing a deal for a starting pitcher and then Jon Heyman, Jerry Crasnick and Jason Stark said it was Ryan Dempster.
Here's a top 20 Braves prospect list to start speculating upon. I'm hoping Cubs can get one of Randall Delgado or Mike Minor and another decent arm.
According to Jon Heyman, the Braves and Ryan Dempster trade is 50/50.
The Ryan Dempster-Braves trade is now said to be "50-50,'' according to one person familiar with the talks.
The deal, as proposed, was going to send top Braves pitching prospect Randall Delgado to the Cubs.
"It could happen, or it could blow up,'' another person said.
Look almost anywhere sports-related online that the Atlanta Braves have acquired Cubs RHP Ryan Dempster in a trade. In fact, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported that the deal is done:
Ryan Dempster, on the other hand. Says that there is no trade and he "does not know where it's coming from":
The Braves and the Cubs may have agreed what players they...
Ron Santo, HOF. Bittersweet, yet hasn't that been the Cub way in Ronnie's life?
Vicki Santo, Ron's wife, in her acceptance speech today for Ronnie at the Cooperstown Hall of Fame ceremonies:
God, how he loved the Cubs and Cubs fans. He would be so grateful you came here today to share this with him. I don't know of anyone who had
more friends than Ron...
The Atlanta Braves and Chicago Cubs are on the verge of a trade that would send starting pitcher, Ryan Dempster, to the Braves. Mark Bowman of MLB.com is stating on Twitter that Randall Delgado could be moved from Atlanta to Chicago in the deal, but that is yet to be determined. Confirmed Ryan Dempster is [...]
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The late Ron Santo, star third baseman for the Chicago Cubs and
later a broadcaster for the team, has been inducted into the
National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.