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Chicago Cubs Win World Series, Windy City Goes Wild in Commercial for MLB 12 'The Show' (Video)

We all remember the first time we led our favorite team to the championship in franchise mode of a sports video game. We imagined a city full of Sims-like people losing their marbles while our little pixelated figures piled on top of each other on a recreated infield. Well, at least that's what I did. In a commercial for MLB 12 The Show, the city of Chicago erupts with joy when...

Be a Chicago Cubs Ballgirl (or boy)! Apply online

Just like last year with the PA gig, the Chicago Cubs are partnering with CareerBuilder to find four ball boys/ball girls for the 2012 baseball season at Wrigley Field. Submit your applications, including a video sample, now through March 12 at The team will select 50 semifinalists to attend live tryouts at BASH Sports Academy in Chicago on March 19. A group...

Daily Facepalm 3.5.12 – Random state laws edition

This week in state laws Lots of discussion in the comments this morning about state liquor and marriage laws yesterday. Apparently WaLi tried to get drunk and marry his cousin yesterday, and needed to make sure what states he was allowed to do that in. Is there a Cubs game today? The Cubs play an A's split squad today at HoHoKam. Pat and Zonk have the call on WGN radio, and...

Video: Tulo punks MLB Fan Cave finalist

While Spring Training is a time for MLB players to get in shape for the regular season it’s not all about business. They’ve got to have some fun themselves and they sure use the semi-relaxed part of the season to do so. Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki had an interview with one of the finalist for MLB’s Fan Cave and things well didn’t go quite as planned. ...

Errors costly for Sanchez, Royals in loss to Cubs

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) -- Jeff Samardzija made a strong opening bid for a spot in the Cubs rotation. He allowed one hit in three scoreless innings Wednesday, and the Chicago Cubs defeated the Kansas City Royals 6-4. Cubs manager Dale Sveum says Samardzija appears to be on a mission. "He's 100 percent correct," said Samardzija, a standout receiver at Notre Dame who...

Carlos Marmol: 2012 Fantasy Baseball Profile, the Closer you want in your corner

Carlos Marmol (credits below) Carlos Marmol and his career K-rate (11.74) will be the third best closer in fantasy baseball in 2012. Sure, he’s blown 22 saves in his career and had a 4.01 ERA last season, but the ERA was an aberration and Tyler Clippard, Francisco Cordero, Brian Wilson and others have all blown at least 17 saves since 2009. Since the 2009 season, Marmol has...

Players told to get sleep or else

MESA, Ariz. — Theo Epstein laid down the law at the Cubs Convention, stating firmly the organization would no longer tolerate players who enjoy the nightlife at the expense of getting a good night's sleep. "It's been a factor in ruining some careers," the team president said. "And I'm sure it's been an impediment to the Cubs in winning. … The approach...

Cubs 11, Rockies 4

Alfonso Soriano hit two home runs and a double to send Dale Sveum and the Chicago Cubs to an 11-4 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday. It was Sveum's first victory since he was hired to manage the Cubs in November. Soriano led off the Cubs' four-run second inning with a drive that hit halfway up the scoreboard in left field. He led off the third with a double to...

LeMahieu flashes leather around infield

The fifth starter's job isn't the only battle going on here at Rockies Spring Training. The last few bench spots on the 25-man roster are up for grabs. Charlie Blackmon seems to have the inside track on the 4th outfielder job, but the team is also going to carry a backup infielder. It's early in camp, but that job very well could go to D.J. LeMahieu. 
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