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Derrick Rose, Have You Met Mark Prior?

Fans have begun to grow tired of the constant setbacks regarding the health of Derrick Rose.  Sadly this isn’t the first time Chicago has seen this.  A remarkable athlete with a devastating arsenal of abilities who constantly sees his body betray him in one aspect or another.  Not too long ago Chi-Town was treated to a similar false messiah by the name of Mark Prior. The hype...
Via Sports Mockery
November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

It’s Time to Forgive Steve Bartman

As Cubs fans everywhere remember what could have been, somewhere a certain Steve Bartman continues to receive death threats. 11 years on, Cubs fans still look longingly as the 2003 Cubs team, a plucky group of players, arguably the most successful since 1945. The Cubs were tantalizingly close to a World Series, the fanbase was so ready to shed the decades long stigma derived from...
Via Sports Mockery
October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Jake Bauers' bat making an impact in the Padres' system

FORT WAYNE - "The big separator as you go forward in baseball is that more physical tools start to grade out even and what separates guys is what they do upstairs and stay one step ahead of their opponent," opined former Cubs' All-Star Mark Prior, now the Padres' Special Assistant to the General Manager on a recent trip to El Paso, San Diego's AAA affiliate, on the differences between...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Mark Prior and Me: A Life Story

Mark Prior retired from baseball on Tuesday, which probably goes somewhere on this year’s list of top  “No ****, Sherlock” moments. Prior hadn’t pitched in the big leagues since 2006, though he has attempted multiple comebacks throughout the years. The end officially came in a hotel lobby at baseball’s Winter Meetings, where Prior told St. Paul Pioneer Press Twins beat...
Via Rumors and Rants
December 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Former Chicago Cubs phenom Mark Prior officially retires as a player, wants a front office job

The savior of the Chicago Cubs, the chosen one who was supposed to break the curse of the Billy Goat, has decided to retire.  Mark Prior, 33, has decided that he will no longer pursue a career on the playing field. Not entirely surprising since he has not stepped between the lines in a major league baseball game since 2006. Back when Mariano Rivera was a spry young 36 years old...
Via Reading Between The Seams
December 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Mark Prior retires from baseball

Mark Prior has retired from baseball. Once a star pitcher of the Chicago Cubs, Prior had not pitched in the major leagues since 2006 even as he attempted a comeback each season. Last year it was the Cincinnati Reds who gave Prior a chance, they let him go in June. Prior is expected to pursue a front office job, possibility with San Diego. He finishes his career with a 42-29 record...
Via Tireball.com
December 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Mark Prior officially retires from baseball

On Monday, former All-Star pitcher Mark Prior announced that he has officially retired from baseball after an injury-riddled career that included numerous comeback attempts. When he broke into the big leagues with the Chicago Cubs in 2002, Prior instantly became a star and looked like he was destined for greatness. During his first full season in 2003, Prior posted an 18-6 record...
Via Midwest Sports Fans
December 09, 2013  |  Discuss
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