Found August 21, 2012 on
Miller Park Drunk:
He grew up a Cubs fan just like his dad did. As a kid his dad would sit him down in front of the TV, turn on WGN and the two of them would spend a summer day with Harry Caray. It was a ritual as a kid, but then he got older and friends and girls and other things got in the way. He grew up and he didn't watch as much Cubs baseball with his dad as he used to. He didn't watch any at all really. Now that he's older he doesn't consider himself much of a baseball fan, more of a football guy. He probably couldn't even tell you who won the World Series last year, but he did like the Cubs. He loved the idea of it more than anything else. "Did you know that a guy lived his whole life without ever seeing the Cubs in the World Series? I hope that's not me." He'd say and he meant it too. The Cubs were his team. Forever and always.
He had a son of his own now and he figured he'd be a Cubs fan just like him. Harry Caray wasn't around and half the games...
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
Anthony Giansanti slugged a two-run double off the CF Batter's Eye to cap a three-run 1st inning and Ryan McNeil and three relievers combined to throw a shutout, as the AZL Cubs whitewashed the AZL Diamondbacks 3-0 in Game #1, and then Giansanti hammered a lead-off walk-off HR off the base of the scoreboard in the bottom of the 7th that gave the Cubs a 1-0 victory in Game...
Top pitching prospect Seth McClung was outstanding yesterday striking out 6 over 7 scoreless innings. We'll keep an eye on this kid as it seems like he has a bright future.
Jae Hoon Ha went 2-4 and Trey McNutt worked a scoreless inning out of the pen. Allen Webster (remember him?) struck out 8 of our guys in 6 IP.
Another. *******. Rainout.
Jeff Frazier was 0-3 with a walk. Who is Jeff Frazier? Exactly.
Nobody did much of anything but Watkins was 1-3 with a BB. Starting 2B in 2014!
Yet another rain out
Pin Chieh Chen went 2-4 and stole his 30th base of the year. Despite some decent OBP and speed skills it hard to see much of a future for this guy as he is just too small to hit with any...
Two months ago, Dale Sveum said this about shortstop Starlin Castro, who forgot how many outs there were on a potential double play ball:
“It’s something that’s obviously unacceptable at any time,” Sveum said Monday.
“Whether we could have turned the double play or not is irrelevant to not knowing how many outs there are in the most important part of the game. These...
MILWAUKEE Dale Sveum looks a little older now than he did the last time he returned to his former place of employment, his face dotted with salt-and-pepper stubble that appears to be turning more salt than pepper on this Monday, 120 games into his first season as manager of the Chicago Cubs.
He's experienced a handful of ups and myriad downs in his first season at the helm...
News broke this weekend about Starlin Castro signing an extension with the Cubs for seven years and $60 million, with an option for the eighth year. I was waiting for the details of the deal (specifically, yearly salaries) before posting about it, but then news came out that it would take a week or two for the contract to get finalized.
The AAV of Castro's extension...
It’s really interesting writing this Stock Watch update each week. I start off with no clue of who I want to write about. After digging through the data and looking at a few different statistics, the story of what I want to write about lays itself out for me. Getting to this point is a test of patience and gets harder as the weeks progress, especially because the available players...
ARLINGTON, Texas Left-hander Derek Holland has been the man when it comes to Harry Caray impersonations with the Texas Rangers.
The acquisition of Ryan Dempster at the trade deadline last month changed that.
Holland, who took his Caray work to a national level last year during the World Series, got a chance to work with the godfather of Caray impersonations last week when the...
Derek Holland and Ryan Dempster can deliver impressions with the best of them, especially for one pretty famous broadcaster. Holland and Dempster can both deliver spot-on impressions of longtime Cubs broadcaster Harry Caray, and with the Rangers in New York last week, MLB took full advantage of that. The duo of Texas pitchers dropped by MLB Fan Cave to hang out and to also put their...
Somehow I thought the Brewers were closer to .500 than this. By Pythag they should be a 59-61 team. The last time they were at .500 was back in April, though they spent much of the next three months hovering around four games below the that mark before reeling off a seven game losing streak just before the trading deadline. I'm sure their GM appreciated that when it came time...
I grew up watching Harry Caray mumble and stumble over afternoon Cubs games, but wasn’t old enough to appreciate what a gem he was. Texas Rangers pitchers Derek Holland (left) and newly-acquired Ryan Dempster (right) do two of the best Harry Caray-impressions you’ll ever see.
Caray was never known for his smooth delivery, but his white hair, big glasses and the ability to...
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Ryan Dempster and Derek Holland are two MLB pitchers known for their impressions and humorous antics. Both have made their Harry Caray impersonations a major pitch in the comedic arsenal. It just so happens that with Dempster's trade from Chicago to Texas, the two are on the same pitching staff and can now take their Dueling Harry...
Dempster has a stronger Harry Caray. He commits to the character. Derek just wings it and is a good sport. Will Ferrell would be proud of Ryan’s impression. I would have loved to have heard where the conversation would have went if they asked each other if they would eat the moon if it were [...]
Ryan Dempster and Derek Holland had some fun in the MLB Fan Cave. The two pitchers announced some MLB highlights as legendary Chicago Cubs announcer Harry Caray.
I guess Dempster had picked up some tips from Will Ferrell already. And Holland has some television experience outside of baseball.
These guys are are a hilarious. I’m hoping they bring out some extra cheers if the Rangers...