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Rockies drop marathon against Cubs

Chi. Cubs 4, Colorado 3 When: 8:05 PM ET, Tuesday, July 29, 2014 Where: Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois Temperature: 75° Umpires: Home – Phil Cuzzi, 1B – Will Little, 2B – Gerry Davis, 3B – Greg Gibson Attendance: 28590 By SportsDirect Inc. Cubs 4, Rockies 3 (16): Catcher John Baker earned the victory on the mound and scored the winning run on Starlin Castro’s sacrifice...
Via Mile High Sports
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Cubs’ John Baker Unleashes Epic Celebration After Drawing Walk (GIF)

After seeing John Baker’s celebration, it’s safe to say that walks aren’t celebrated nearly enough in the sport of baseball. Tensions ran high during Thursday afternoon’s Chicago Cubs-Cincinnati Reds matchup after Reds closer Arnoldis Chapman tossed consecutive pitches near the head of Nate Schierholtz, culminating in a benches-clearing incident in the ninth inning of a...
Via NESN.com
18 days ago  |  Discuss

John Baker Was Way Too Excited About Getting Walked By Aroldis Chapman

Listen, I understand that Aroldis Chapman is a great closer so getting on base against him in the ninth inning of a tie game is a pretty big deal for your club but calm yo self, John Baker. It’s a walk for god’s sake, you didn’t rip a base hit off of him. If you’re going to celebrate a walk, choose one celebration…not every single one you know. .embed-container {position...
Via Next Impulse Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs C John Baker Mocks Aroldis Chapman GIF

Posted to Brant Brown's GloveMany things led up to the bench clearing “brawl” between the Chicago Cubs and Cincinnati Reds on Thursday afternoon, but one thing that snuck under the rug was the hilarity that was John Baker’s BB celebration. Baker decided to celebrate his walk as emphatically as Reds reliever Aroldis Chapman celebrates getting a big out, or a small out, or...
Via Sports Mockery
19 days ago  |  Discuss

John Baker shows up Aroldis Chapman with great celebration after walk (GIF)

If Aroldis Chapman vs. Nate Schierholtz was the prelude to the Reds-Cubs bench-clearing incident on Thursday, then John Baker’s walk celebration was certainly the star of the undercard. Baker worked a 2-out walk off Chapman in the top of the 9th inning and celebrated like he hit a walk-off home run. Baker did a big […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Sunday Notes: Baker’s Books, Barney’s Leather, Buehrle’s Bullets & More

John Baker isn’t a cookie-cutter catcher in the mold of a Yogi Berra or a Crash Davis. He doesn’t read comic books or converse in cliches. The Chicago Cubs backstop is a deep thinker who sees parallels between pitchers and a character in American Psycho. Baker attended Cal Berkeley, but the foundation for his pitch-calling […]
Via Fangraphs
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs Injury Update: John Baker out a few days

The Chicago Cubs enter a weekend series against the Miami Marlins coming off a 7-4 win over the New York Mets on Thursday. The win improved the Cubs to 23-34, eleven games behind the Milwaukee Brewers in the National League Central. The Cubs were without catcher John Baker, who took a foul ball off his throat on Wednesday.#450120082 / gettyimages.comAs reported by Mark Gonzales...
Via Sports Injury Alert
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs pitcher and catcher collide on popup, still make out (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes.Chicago Cubs pitcher Pedro Strop and catcher John Baker collided while fielding a popup on a bunt attempt during Thursday's game in Pittsburgh, but fortunately still managed to make the out.It happened in the top of the ninth as Pirates batter Gaby Sanchez bunted the 0-1 pitch straight up in the air in front of home plate. In an apparent...
Via Holdout Sports
April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Making Moves: Sulbaran dealt, Baker outrighted, Onelki promoted, two released, two signed

The Dodgers completed the Drew Butera trade, sending 19-year-old southpaw Miguel Sulbaran to Minnesota. Chad gave info on Sulbaran and thoughts on the trade here. Personally, I think it’s a complete win for the Twins and another terrible Ned Colletti trade. —– John Baker was outrighted from the 40-man roster, which opens up a spot, so the current count sits at 39. The Dodgers...
Via ChadMoriyama.com
August 15, 2013  |  Discuss

San Diego Padres Catcher John Baker Optioned To Tucson

Catcher John Baker became victime number two on Tuesday in the San Diego Padres attempt to activate catcher Yasmani Grandal. Baker was optioned to San Diego’s Tripla-A Tucson club. Earlier in the day third baseman Edinson Rincon was designated for assignment to clear space for Grandal on the 40-man roster. Baker, who is 31, is batting .150 this season for the Padres and hasn...
Via FF Locker Room
May 28, 2013  |  Discuss
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