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Matt Szczur’s bat and underwear have brought the Cubs good luck

Curses aren’t supposed to have any loopholes, the Cubs may have found one in the infamous Curse of the Billy Goat. Outfielder Matt Szczur isn’t on the Cubs NLCS roster but he has been the rallying cry for the team. Anthony Rizzo used his bat in Game 4 and helped him break out of a massive slump, smashing a key home run. It doesn’t stop there though. After a dynamic regular...
Via The Comeback
October 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Playoff Particulars: Matt Szczur vs. Albert Almora

The season is winding down and the Cubs have clinched not only the Division, but also the top seed in the National League. All that’s left to do now is to prepare for the playoffs, and that includes trying to decide who is the best fit on the playoff roster. Most of the spots have […]
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September 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Cubs' Szczur doubtful about Tebow's MLB chances

Former NFL quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow held a workout for MLB teams in Los Angeles last week as part of his attempt to pursue a pro baseball career at the age of 29. Tebow showed off a powerful bat and above-average speed in the 60-yard dash, but there were a few areas of needed improvement. Still, it doesn’t seem like he’ll have trouble finding an organization...
Via The Sports Daily
September 06, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Szczur gets ice bucket shower after grand slam

Matt Szczur talks with CSN's Kelly Crull after he hit a grand slam in the Cubs' 6-1 win against the Braves and David Ross gave him an early shower.
Via CSN Chicago
May 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Villanova grad Matt Szczur nails home run in honorary start for Chicago Cubs

It’s been the best week to be a Villanova fan since 1985. On Monday, Kris Jenkins went down in NCAA history for his game-winning buzz beater to claim a national championship. On Tuesday, Villanova grad and Chicago Cubs’ player Matt Szczur benefitted by getting an “honorary” start thanks to Jenkins. Filling in for an injured Javier Baez, who is on the 15-day DL with an injured...
Via The Comeback
April 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Villanova grad Matt Szczur goes yard in honorary start with Cubs

Matt Szczur started for the Cubs on Tuesday night for a couple of reasons. First, he was continuing to fill in for an injured Javier Baez on the 15-day DL with an injured thumb. But more importantly, Szczur was repping Villanova Wildcats everywhere. A former Nova baseball player, Szczur was given his second starting nod of the season against the Los Angeles Angels in part due to...
Via FOX Sports
April 06, 2016  |  Discuss

The Thing About Matt Szczur’s First Pitch Home Run

Last night, Matt Szczur hit a home run on the first pitch he saw in the third inning (and, indeed, in the game). Here’s what it looked like: There’s any number of interesting angles to talk about here. You could draw a parallel between Szczur’s alma mater (Villanova) and what happened in Houston on Monday […]
Via BP Wrigleyville
April 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs’ Bullpen off to Shaky Start

Chicago Cubs’ Matt Szczur runs to first base after hitting a two-run single during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Chicago, Friday, May 15, 2015. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) Chicago Cubs players and fans were happy after the team’s 11-10 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday afternoon in Chicago. For once, the Cubs players weren’t the...
Via The Sports Journal
May 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Matt Szczur Joins Chicago Cubs Major League Roster

According to several reports, it appears the Cubs will call up outfielder, Matt Szczur, on Sunday. Szczur (pronounced like “Caesar”), 25, has been with the organization since being drafted in the 5th round of the 2010 draft. Szczur is most widely known for his speed, collecting 30 stolen bases in 116 games with AAA Iowa. Szczur isn’t as heralded as other prospects; his .261...
Via Sports Mockery
August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Szczur makes diving catch for the last out of a Minor League no-hitter (VIDEO)

Matt Szczur went 0-for-5 at the plate Wednesday night, but it wasn't the centerfielder's bat that Iowa Cubs pitcher Chris Rusin was thankful for, it was his glove.In the bottom of the ninth inning, Rusin faced Josh Rodriguez of the New Orleans Zephyrs, one out shy of a no-hitter. Rodriguez then hit a soft pop fly to the Bermuda Triangle of open outfield space between the shortstop...
Via The Other Paper
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

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