Found February 17, 2013 on
World Series Dreaming:
I just joined Twitter because they made me. You can follow me there @CubicSnarkonia. Yay?
Anyways, Anno collected some of the most relevant tweets. I’m too lazy to try to embed them all so will just put them in quotes and you can all deal.
Here’s one about the recently-departed (to Arizona, not Heaven) Bob Brenly:
@PWSullivan: Crane declines to comment on the botched negotiations with Brenly.
@BNightengale: The Chicago #Cubs contacted Mark DeRosa about becoming color broadcaster before hiring Jim Deshaies. DeRosa wound up signing with #BlueJays
@GDubCub: Ricketts calls WGN’s national footprint a “factor” in upcoming negotiations of local TV rights. Obv. BIG $ will have the final say.#TexPhiLA
There’s really nothing to say. WGN’s deal with the Cubs expires after 2014 and they couldn’t guarantee Brenly more than two years. I guess the Cubs pay some of the salary, but I don’t think they were sneaky or deceitful in any way. Bob was more than gracious about his replacement in Jim D
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Chicago Cubs right-hander Matt Garza faced live hitters for
the first time since suffering his elbow injury last summer yesterday. He
looked good before cutting his session short by walking off the mound holding
his left side. While it is certainly cause for concern, manager Dale Sveum
characterized the injury as a mild lat strain and said Garza will be fine,
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— Carrie Muskat...