Found April 20, 2012 on Redlegs Review:
It's not easy being a fan of the Chicago Cubs. The team's history of losing is enough to drive a person insane. Need proof? Apparently this fan was so cold, so fed up and so courageous (okay, I'm being nice) that he thought his hometown Cubs could use his presence on the field on Friday. His efforts fell in vain, unfortunately, as the Lovable Losers were sent to their sixth consecutive defeat as the Redlegs roughed 'em up 9-4. You have to admire his boldness though. The last place Cubs are in need of a spark and he was just doing his due diligence in providing one. But perhaps even more admirable than his short-lived sprint around Wrigley was the vigilance showed by security personnel in tracking him down. Not only are the expressions on their faces priceless in the first two photos above, but they're hustle and determination might be something the Cubs players want to take note of. New team president Theo Epstein clearly has his work cut out for him...

Concepcion Goes Five But Giants Rally to Edge Cubs

Gerardo Concepcion threw five innings, allowing two runs (one earned) on six hits and a walk with four strikeouts and two wild pitches, but the Giants rallied for three runs off two relievers and edged the Cubs 5-4 in Cactus League Extended Spring Training action this morning at Indian School Park Field #1 in Scottsdale, AZ.   This was Concepcion’s third Extended Spring Training...

Wood to the DL, Dempster had an MRI, Sveum concerned about lack of home runs

I really don't know why this is news at this point, but Kerry Wood has returned to his home on the disabled list. Here's a news headline for you: Kerry Wood is healthy. Seriously, it's like his 97th time on the DL. Below is a pie chart showing the amount of time Wood has spent [...]

Cubs Rally to Avoid Double-Dip Sweep at Fitch Park

Neftali Rosario had three hits including a solo home run and a game-tying RBI single, as one squad of Cubs and one squad of Diamondbacks played to a 3-3 tie on Field #2, and Wilson Contreras singled, doubled, and tripled, but the other squad of D’backs clubbed Frank del Valle for six runs on nine hits en route to a 6-4 victory over the other squad of Cubs on Field #3, in a Cactus...

Cubs SS Castro won't be charged in assault claim

Cook County prosecutors said Friday they will not file charges against Chicago Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro for criminal sexual assault.Chicago police reviewed Castro's case and found insufficient evidence to charge the 21-year-old player.Chicago authorities began investigating an allegation against Castro in January."We're pleased for Starlin that this issue is resolved...

Cubs Place Dempster On D.L.

Cubs ace Ryan Dempster was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right quadriceps. Tony Campana was recalled from Triple-A Iowa.

Leake, offense struggle against Cubs

CHICAGO (AP) -- Paul Maholm pitched six solid innings to earn his first win in nine months and the Chicago Cubs beat the Cincinnati Reds 6-1 on Saturday to stop a six-game slide. Maholm (1-2) allowed one run and four hits to snap a personal six-game losing streak. The left-hander struck out five and walked three in his first victory since July 10 for Pittsburgh against the Cubs...

Marlon Byrd deal is done

Well, that didn't take long.  Say goodbye to Michael Bowden and hello to Marlon Byrd.  CSNNE's Sean McAdam confirmed the trade via Twitter: Baseball source: Byrd to Red Sox for Michael Bowden and PTBNL done. Cubs will pick up "most'' of Byrd's $6.5 million. I don't know that Byrd is an upgrade over anybody, but it does give us some decent outfield...

The Cincinnati Reds Take Advantage Of Chicago Cubs 9-4

The Cincinnati Reds took advantage to how poorly the the Chicago Cubs have been playing this season beating them 9-4. In a season that has seen the Reds spend a fortune on players like Joey Votto the team hasn’t gotten off to the greatest of starts. Beating the Cubs isn’t really that big of a deal. However for the Reds a win is a win. The Reds would get on the board in the first...

Report: Red Sox Close to Acquiring Marlon Byrd From Cubs

The Red Sox have reportedly been seeking help since losing Jacoby Ellsbury to injury. That help might soon arrive in the form of Marlon Byrd. The Sox are close to acquiring the veteran outfielder, according to The Boston Globe's Nick Cafardo. A deal isn't done yet, but the Cubs have reportedly been actively shopping Byrd, while Boston has been searching for outfield depth...

Game 13 Thread - Samardzija vs. Nolasco

Sorry, no time for a recap last night as I got caught up in that Cliff Lee vs. Matt Cain epic showdown. Anyway, Cubs lost in every way possible although they manage zero caught stealings or errors. Iowa lost 6-4, Valbeuna hit a home run and a double. Jackson and W. Castillo hit doubles as well. Jay Jackson gave up 5 in 5.2 IP. Tennessee split a doubleheader, each of the 7-inning...

Cubs closing deal to send Marlon Byrd to Red Sox

It’s more than just rumors at this point. It’s very close to becoming a done deal. The Chicago Cubs are sending outfielder, and former MLB All-Star Marlon Byrd to the Boston Red Sox. Presumably, for a left-handed pitcher. Rumored to be one of the reliever variety. From CBS Sports: Jon Heyman of has confirmed. The news was first reported by Nick Cafardo of the...

Red Sox Acquire Marlon Byrd From Cubs

Don't worry folks, Marlon Byrd and his .070 batting average is coming to save the Boston Red Sox. With Carl Crawford and Jacoby Ellsbury on the disabled list and Jason Repko out with a shoulder injury after crashing into the wall on Friday, the Red Sox are a little shorthanded in the outfield. So with limited options available to them, the Red Sox reached out to old friend...

Trade News: Boston Bidding For Byrd

While Cubs president Theo Epstein did not receive an invitation to the Fenway Park 100-year event, he’s apparently still talking to the Red Sox.  The Boston Globe‘s Nick Cafardo is reporting on Saturday that the Cubs are close to trading outfielder Marlon Byrd to Boston. Outfielders Jacoby Ellsbury, Carl Crawford, and Ryan Kalish are all currently serving time on the
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