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What the Heck is Chicago Cubs OF Chris Coghlan Doing to His Crotch?

Guys--you will probably understand what Chicago Cubs outfielder Chris Coghlan was going thorough during Thursday's game. Sometimes when your junk is sitting the wrong way you have to do something about it right then and there. It doesn't matter where you are either. When your junk is messed up you have to fix it.You may not want to do it on national television and so vigorously like...
Via FatManWriting
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: Soler shines light on poor outfield depth

The St. Louis Cardinals never fail to magnify everything that is wrong with the Chicago Cubs. The latest drubbing by the fellow NL Central foes from Missouri resulted in part from a starting rotation that is paper thin as well as an offense that is struggling mightily to even reach a mediocre distinction. We have seen marked improvement with the pitching as a whole, especially...
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs love having Manny Ramirez around

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY SportsManny Ramirez, who played 19 season in the MLB, joined the Chicago Cubs organization as a player-coach at Class AAA Iowa in 2014.  This season, Ramirez is just a coach, serving as a hitting instructor for the club. “I love it, man,” Ramirez told USA TODAY Sports on Wednesday. “I love what I do. I spend time with the club. I spend time with...
Via Sports-Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

This Anthony Rizzo Slide is Proof: Magic is Real

Somehow, against all odds, Anthony Rizzo managed to stay safe and un-tagged on this crazy slide against the Mets last night. Did Mr. Miyagi teach him this?  Is this some kind of weird, Cubs-related magic?  How the H did he pull that off? It begs the question: who wore it better? Mike Trout or Anthony [&hellip The post This Anthony Rizzo Slide is Proof: Magic is Real appeared...
Via No Coast Bias
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Rizzo avoids tag with nifty slide (GIFs)

Anthony Rizzo avoided a tag with some nifty footwork while sliding into third base during Wednesday night's Chicago Cubs game against the New York Mets. It simply has to be seen to be believed. It’s called “The Rizzo.” — MLB GIFS (@MLBGIFs) July 2, 2015Was it skill, or was it luck? According to Rizzo: "It's magic." .@ARizzo44 is coming for you...
Via Holdout Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Rizzo's slide into third is quite amazing (VIDEO)

Let's see. The throw beats the runner to third. The third baseman has the ball a full second before the runner reaches the base. So the runner is probably out. Right? Wrong. It hard to believe Mets third baseman Daniel Murphy muffed this tag on the Cubs' Anthony Rizzo during this double-steal on Wednesday night. So let's go to the video: It doesn't matter whether  Rizzo...
Via The Other Paper
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: Lackluster offense hurts Cubs

The All-Star break cannot come soon enough for the Chicago Cubs. An anemic offense and a questionable starting rotation, the Cubs need the All-Star break to rejuvenate and replenish before the second half of the season. The Cubs’ offense has been struggling of late scoring only 12 runs in the last eight games. To go along with that, the Cubs have given up 26 runs in the last eight...
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: There’s magic in the clubhouse

There’s magic in the Chicago Cubs clubhouse. No, literally, there’s magic in the Chicago Cubs clubhouse. Lately, this Cubs team has struggled. Coming into last night’s game, the Cubs were on a five-game losing streak, and during the skid, the offense has been almost nonexistent. Throughout the losing streak, the Cubs have scored only 6 runs including 11 runs in their last...
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Paniagua Walk-Off HR Lifts AZL Cubs

Jose Paniagua belted a walk-off solo home run with one out in the bottom of the 9th, as the AZL Cubs scored two runs in the 6th, one in the 7th, one in the 8th, and one in the 9th to overcome a four-run deficit and edge the AZL Mariners 9-8 in Arizona League action last night at Sloan Park in Mesa, AZ.  Tags:  AZL Cubs Jose Paniagua Andruw Monasterio Enrique de los Rios
Via Cub Reporter
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Maddon brings in magician to help end Cubs’ slump

In the midst of a five-game losing streak, Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon dipped into his bag of tricks to try and create some magic for his team.And no, he didn't pull a rabbit or penguin out of his hat. "Joe started talking about [baseball] magic and the next thing I know there was a magician there," second baseman Addison Russell said afterward. Maddon said he thought...
Via The Other Paper
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs 1, Mets 0 (6/30/15)

OSS: Cubs pull a win out of their hat. Three up 1. Kyle Hendricks looked sharp last night, going six innings with no runs and six strikeouts. He had the Mets batters off balance the whole game, and along with the bullpen gave the Cubs the pitching performance they needed to break out of the slump. 2. The bats didn’t necessarily rise to the occasion, but Matt Szczur drove in the...
Via Obstructed View
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 75 Recap: Cubs 1, Mets 0

Quick Work Box Score Play Log Game Graphs   W - Hendricks (3-4),  MLB's average length of game, magic. L - Niese (3-8), that Home Run Big Apple thingy, losing your game summary right before hitting "publish.: S - Motte (3)   Things to Take from This Game 1.  Hendricks with a good outing. Kyle Hendricks pitched 6 efficient, scoreless innings, giving up just one walk and three...
Via Cub Reporter
2 days ago  |  Discuss

A Cubs Milestone That May Have Escaped Us

And lo, on this final day of June, 2015, the Chicago Cubs earned their 40th victory of the season.  And we rejoiced, for our favorite team had been mired in a slump and had gotten schooled by the best team in the land (I know, it’s tough to admit, but it’s true).  Perhaps this win had something to do with magic, but I choose to think it was the other things manager Joe Maddon...
Via World Series Dreaming
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Lester encourages fans to vote for Cubs

The All-Star teams aren’t announced until Sunday, but Jon Lester isn’t waiting until then to find out which of his teammates will be headed to Cincinnati. Lester is trying his best to get fans to vote for Cubs players so that the Cubs can possibly have a starter or two. Photo Credit: AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: Is This Really ‘Their Year’?

ST. LOUIS, MO – JUNE 28: Tsuyoshi Wada #18 of the Chicago Cubs looks on from the dugout in the fifth inning during a game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium on June 28, 2015 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images) Ask any Chicago Cubs fan what they think of their chances to go to the World Series are, and they will most likely all tell you...
Via The Sports Journal
3 days ago  |  Discuss

FanGraphs Audio: Cubs Broadcaster Len Kasper

Episode 576 Len Kasper is currently in his 11th year as the play-by-play announcer for Chicago Cubs telecasts. He’s also the very patient guest on this edition of the program. Don’t hesitate to direct pod-related correspondence to @cistulli on Twitter. You can subscribe to the podcast via iTunes or other feeder things. Audio after the […]
Via Fangraphs
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Young Chicago Cubs Falter Against League’s Elite

Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jason Hammel pauses after giving up an RBI double to St. Louis Cardinals’ Jason Heyward during the fourth inning of a baseball game Sunday, June 28, 2015, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) The Major League Baseball season features many different trends during 162 games. There are winning streaks and losing trends. There are moments when batters...
Via The Sports Journal
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Cubs-Cardinals Rivalry in Perspective

After this weekend's Cardinals sweep of the Cubs, many fans have been wondering if this really is as much of a rivalry as the media makes it out to be. The perception seems to be that the fans are not as into it as they are other rivalries (perhaps White Sox, Royals), and that it has been a mostly one-sided match-up in recent years. While it is difficult to measure the first claim...
Via Cub Reporter
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Wrigley Field now has an amazing aluminum branded tarp

When there is a rain delay at Wrigley Field, expect things to get shiny. The Chicago Cubs and Reynolds Consumer Products have reached an agreement where the new tarp during rain delays will resemble aluminum foil (one of the company’s products) and have a Reynolds branded tarp. Mike Mazza, marketing director of Reynolds Foil says told AdWeek the advertisement makes sense visually...
Via Awful Advertisements
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Bob Costas to apologize to Cubs pitcher Pedro Strop

We told you about Bob Costas going all HAM on Cubs pitcher Pedro Strop during Friday night’s Chicago-St. Louis game on MLB Network. Costas was not happy with Strop as he pointed skyward after getting pulled after just 18 pitches. The Holy Diminutive One wondered out loud if Strop would ask for forgiveness from a departed relative “for his atrocious performance.” Well, it...
Via Awful Announcing
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Bob Costas apologizes for harsh words about Pedro Strop

Veteran broadcaster Bob Costas admitted that he owes Pedro Strop an apology for being unnecessarily harsh towards the pitcher during Friday’s game against the Cardinals. Costas was calling the play-by-play action of the game for MLB Network and took exception with Strop pointing to the sky after being pulled following a shaky outing. “Strop is...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Bryant addresses rumors that hangover forced him from game

Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant was removed from his team’s loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday after just two innings. Since Bryant is a 23-year-old kid and the game was played during the day, Twitter immediately began drawing conclusions. If you search Twitter for “Kris Bryant hangover,” you’ll see what we mean....Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Bob Costas goes off on Cubs pitcher Pedro Strop

When Bob Costas is trending on Twitter, either “Get Off My Lawn” Sunday Night Football halftime commentary, has made some comment on a nationally syndicated radio show, or has crushed someone on a game broadcast. On Friday it was the latter. During the Chicago Cubs-St. Louis Cardinals game on MLB Network, Cubs pitcher Pedro Strop came in and basically stunk up the joint. Strop...
Via Awful Announcing
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Umpire Andy Fletcher stomps out to mound to confront Jon Lester (video)

An unquestionably outrageous and arguably unacceptable scene played out during Thursday’s tilt between the Chicago Cubs and Los Angeles Dodgers when home plate umpire Andy Fletcher took issue with Jon Lester and tried to stomp out to the mound to confront the pitcher. Fletcher’s attempted confrontation with the Cubs pitcher was somewhat foiled by catcher...Read More The post...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WGN-TV exec apologizes for breaking into Cubs game for weather coverage

Last night, severe weather hit the Midwest spouting tornadoes and thunderstorms. It led to a delay at the Los Angeles Dodgers-Chicago Cubs game at Wrigley Field. It led to WGN which was airing the game to go into Weather coverage, but when the game resumed, it stayed with local news. Of course you know where this is going. Fans got angry and bashed WGN on Twitter. The station later...
Via Awful Announcing
10 days ago  |  Discuss

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