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Most players dive or slide into a base to slow them down from running full speed. Tony Campana did it to avoid a tag. And boy, was it incredible.
Campana tried going from first to third after a throw on an attempted pickoff play went into right field. The throw beat him to the bag and pulled third baseman Matt Downs off the line, so the quick-thinking Campana followed his instincts and dove over Downs’ glove to make it in safely.
Sadly for the Cubs, Campana’s incredible dive was wasted as the next two batters struck out and the Cubs lost 2-1.
Based on those skills, it’s probably no surprise to learn that Campana has 12 stolen bases on the season and is a frequent pinch runner for the team. But he still has work to do to top the best slide of all time.
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Yasiel Balaguert singled three times, drove-in a run, and scored another, Sergio Burruel reached base three times on two singles and a walk, scored one run, and knocked-in another, and Dong-Yub Kim doubled twice and scored two runs, leading the Cubs to a 6-4 victory over the Rockies in Cactus League Extended Spring Training action this morning at Fitch Park Field #3 in Mesa, AZ....
In what is sadly becoming an annual tradition, OV has unveiled this years' version of our reverse standings. A few people have been asking for it sooner, but I had wanted to wait until the Cubs had fallen at least 10 games back in the standings to officially unveil our recognition that no miracle will [...]
Iowa Another day another Rizzo HR. Also, two more Brett Jackson strikeouts. Smokies Junior Lake went 2-5 with a 2B and Jae Hoon Ha hit his first HR of the year. Daytona Spellcheck Jr went 1-4 with a BB and The Greg of Rohan hit his 7th HR of the year. Tony Zych blew the [...]
I really don’t know what to say. I am at a loss for words. What is there to say? There is not an answer. And if you think Anthony Rizzo is one, put down the drink right now.
I saw the movie “The Abyss” when I was young. I really don’t remember anything other than it was under water and I was scared. And watching the Cubs … well, I feel the same thing. I might not see the...
After briefly getting the hopes up of some Cubs fans the Cubs have lost 9 of 11 and 7 in a row. They're shooting for number 8 tonight as Travis Wood makes his 2nd start of the season. The Cubs will be facing JA Happ. Here's what Berselius said about tonight's game: Tuesday: Travis Wood, LHP [...]
Trey Martin belted a bases-loaded triple and Kevin Encarnacion crushed a two-run triple to highlight a nine-run 3rd, Jeimer Candelario doubled twice, walked, and drove-in a run, and Rob Whitenack threw six strong innings, allowing one run (unearned) on three hits (all singles), with no walks and seven strikeouts, to help the Cubs cruise past the Brewers 12-1 in Cactus League Extended...
Iowa Iowa blew up for 18 runs with Rizzo leading the way. He hit his 15th HR and added 2 more hits as well. He now has a 1.115 OPS. Vitters went 2-5 and is doing better after a slump. Volstad did alright in his first start since his demotion giving up 4 ER in [...]
The Cubs, like the Astros, are looking at their first draft with a new front office in place.
Since 1989, the team traditional has selected college players in the first round; 18 of their 28 first round selections have been college players:
C – 1 (College)
1B – 0
2B – 0
3B – 1 (High School)
SS – 4 (2 College, 2 High School)
OF – 6 (4 College, 2 High School)
LHP – 3...
Chicago CubsHitters: C-. OK, I can't completely pan the Cubs offense, despite them having the third fewest runs in the NL. Bryan LaHair has been AWESOME at first base, hitting ten homers and OPSing 1.020 in his first extended stint in the major leagues. There is a little bit to be afraid about with him, notably the 30% strikeout rate and .405 BABIP. Starlin Castro is doing his...
Houston third baseman Chris Johnson has been ejected from Tuesday night's game with the Chicago Cubs after slamming his helmet on the ground and arguing a call at first base in the fourth inning.
With the game tied at 1-1, Johnson hit a ground ball to shortstop Starlin Castro, who made a diving stop and whose throw to first appeared to barely beat Johnson. Johnson was called...
Alex Liddi demonstrates why you can’t just stick an infielder in the outfield. Plus, the Cubs combination of Darwin Barney and David DeJesus provided a candidate for fail of the year. Brought to you courtesy of Jaymes Langrehr. My favorite part was DeJesus holding up his glove like he was Link and the ball was
The Cubs have seen terrible struggles recently, coming in the form of a 10-game losing streak. Northsiders Report looks at what has gone wrong and how the Cubs can change it.
Glad tidings from breezy Principal Park where the I-Cubs climbed all over the Tacoma Rainiers and snapped a four-game skid with an 18-8 slapstick win this afternoon. Anthony (Ratso) Rizzo (who else?) paced Iowa with a record-tying performance in support of Chris Volstad's first outing for the team.
Rizzo lined his 15th homer to the luxury seats in left-center on the first pitch...
It’s very rare I can combine things I really like. This time I knocked it out of the park. I love wrestling, CM Punk, Frank Sinatra, and of course the Pirates. So I just knew I had to include that! Hopefully the Pirates used their day off to LEARN HOW TO HIT A BASEBALL LIKE [...]