Shutting out the Cubs: a Series Review

There was really only one flaw with the New York Yankees series against the Chicago Cubs: it only lasted two games. Other than that, it was a picture perfect series. Sure, the offense was a little weaker than we’d ideally like, but when you hold a team scoreless for the entirety of a series – even a two-gamer – it’s hard to find much to complain about. The Bronx Bombers...
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WATCH: Chicago Cubs Slugger Anthony Rizzo Uses Meatballs for Batting Practice

This video reminds me a lot of Adam Sandler's early work, Dumb and Dumber, Jersey Shore, and just about anything that Will Ferrell has been in. It sounds dumb. It is dumb--but damn it's funny.Your browser does not support iframes. Loading...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cubs’ Anthony Rizzo hits actual meatballs (VIDEO)

MLB Fan Cave There isn’t a good hitter who has ever played baseball who wanted to crush an opposing pitcher’s meatball.  Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo had the opportunity to crush some when MLB Fan Cave served up meatballs smothered in marinara to Rizzo in a shopping center parking lot. We have received word that Prince Fielder actually the Fan Cave’s first choice, but...
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WATCH: Anthony Rizzo takes batting practice with REAL meatballs!

The team over at MLB Fan Cave came up with a wonderful idea – have Chicago Cubs slugger Anthony Rizzo take batting practice with actual meatballs. Donning an apron, Rizzo went through with it and demolished every meatball that came his way. Check out the hilarious (and messy) clip below! The post WATCH: Anthony Rizzo takes batting practice with REAL meatballs! appeared first on...
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Chicago Cubs Anthony Rizzo Takes Batting Practice With Meatballs

That’s one tasty meatball! Chicago Cubs first-baseman Anthony Rizzo decided baseballs were too easy to hone his hand eye coordination, so the slugger sought out something smaller. Rizzo who has family ties to the Sicilian town of Ciminna went back to his roots crushing tasty meatballs instead of taking the traditional batting practice. The forecast for today’s Cubs game is...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Watch Cubs’ 1B Anthony Rizzo hit meatballs, literally (video)

It’s just another regular day, hitting meatballs with Chicago Cubs’ first baseman Anthony Rizzo.
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

On to the Next One: Previewing the Chicago Cubs

As great as the series was against the Red Sox, there’s no time to dwell on it. In the wise words of New York’s own Jay-Z, it’s on to the next one. Let’s get ready for (knock on wood), another great series of Yankees baseball, and the first interleague series of the season for the Bronx Bombers! The teams: Chicago Cubs (4-8, T-4th in NL Central) @ New York Yankees...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs 4, Cardinals 6 (4/14/14)

OSS: Edwin Jackson dodges the first bullet and gets hit by the second. Three Up 1. Junior Lake, sure. He went 2-4 with a triple. Pretty cool. 2. Mike Olt, why not. 2-3, with a double and an RBI. 3. Anthony Rizzo hit a home run! It was fun, because we had a lead before Grim Death took hold of Chicago. Three Down 1. Edwin Jackson had a really ****** game. Just 4 runs in 6 innings doesn’t...
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How the Chicago Cubs will make the playoffs

The Chicago Cubs have not been to the postseason since 2008. It seems to be expected that they will not make it again this year. However, one can’t exactly say they aren’t capable of being a surprise team. The Milwaukee Brewers have won nine in a row and own the best record in baseball. Few, if any, could’ve seen that coming. It remains to be seen if Milwaukee can keep its...
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Cubs 7, Pirates 5 (4/9/14)

OSS: Twin Towers Topple Tons of Tiny Traducer Taters Three Five Up 1. Junior Lake wanted more playing time. After a conservatively-estimated 800-foot blast onto whatever street comes after Waveland, he just might get it. Sure, he didn’t have the most totally productive day, but if you hit a ball as far as Lake did, it’s easy to be wooed. 2. Anthony Rizzo dumped 2 doubles and...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs' Rizzo getting laugh at lefties' expense

Jason Hammel got a laugh at Anthony Rizzo's expense Wednesday night after the Chicago Cubs' first baseman mistakenly congratulated Hammel on earning his first National League win. Hammel, who beat the Pittsburgh Pirates in his Cubs' debut on April 3 and won 27 games with the Colorado Rockies from 2009-11, shared Rizzo's mistake with the media. Although Rizzo tried...
Via Pro Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs Opening Day at BEER on Clark for The Illiana Network

CHICAGO, IL – Our team is making it a point to become involved with organizations that we not only support, but that we stand behind. The Illiana Network fits the bill perfectly. Recently, we were lucky enough to meet and befriend, founder, Michael J. Sanow at The First Annual Post Holiday Bash at 115 Bourbon Street. On April 4, 2014 five members of the Sports Mockery team...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs bust out of slump, explode for eight runs in win

The Cubs have insisted over and over again they're feeling good at the plate, even if the results haven't been there. Relief -- and justification -- came Sunday, as the Cubs put on an offensive show in a 8-3 win over the Phillies in front of 26,712 at Wrigley Field. Rick Renteria played around with the lineup and it paid off, as the Cubs scored four runs in each the first...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs Manager Rick Renteria on His First Day at Work

Opening Day is a great day for baseball fans, but a difficult one for sabermetricians. We know that one game is nothing in the grand scheme of the season, but we cannot resist overreacting to the smallest sample size available after a dormant offseason perusing the statistics of the previous year. Thankfully, some things are more permanent than others, and there are definitely lessons...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Thurs Funnies: What to do when the Cubs take a lead in extra innings of a night game

You know what I did last night?Went to bed happy.Slept like a baby, too.Why?Because in the top of the 12th, as soon as the Cubs took the lead over the Pittsburgh Pirates...the second Anthony Rizzo hit that absolutely gorgeous, stunning homer deep into the right field bleachers...I reached for my wallet and pulled out my shiny new Cubs Take A Lead In An Extra Inning Night Game Go...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Journeymen of Tomorrow: 4/1/14

Did the Cubs Win? (image c/o bleacher nation) Chicago Cubes 0 @ Pittsburgh Pirates 1 One Sentence Synopsis: Cubes gonna Cube, Bonifacio going to TOOTBLAN, and Cubs go 0 for 11 with RISP. Three Up 1. Jeff Samardzija was very good, going 7 scoreless frames. He walked 2 and allowed 5 hits, but only fanned 3. He was bailed out by a hot smash that was grabbed my Castro for a double...
Via Obstructed View
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs opening day roster finalized

Alberto Cabrera DFA, Brian Schlitter takes final spot With the bullpen sorted out (for now), the Cubs opening day roster looks like: C Welington Castillo C John Buck 1B Anthony Rizzo 2B/SS Darwin Barney SS Starlin Castro 3B Mike Olt 2B/3B Luis Valbuena 2B/SS/3B/CF Emilio Bonifacio OF Ryan Kalish OF Ryan Sweeney OF Junior Lake RF Nate Schierholtz RF Justin Ruggiano SP Jeff Samardzija...
Via Obstructed View
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Could Mike Olt help the Cubs compete in the NL Central?

The Chicago Cubs traded their number one starting pitcher Matt Garza to the Texas Rangers last season, and one of the key pieces that they got in return was third baseman Mike Olt. He has had issues with his vision recently, but was able to prove that those issues are a thing of the past in Spring Training. Chicago’s coaching staff has been very vocal over the past couple of days...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: Is Junior Lake in for a big season?

The Chicago Cubs have quite a few interesting situations to keep an eye on during the 2014 season, and one of those has to deal with Junior Lake. Lake, a 23-year-old outfielder, had a breakout season last year with the Cubs and showed that he had a lot of potential for the future. It appears that the Cubs are going to give Lake everyday playing time this year, and give him a chance...
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25 days ago  |  1 Comment

Chicago Cubs: What to expect from Starlin Castro

The Chicago Cubs are looking at their 2014 campaign and have hope that they can become a more competitive team than they were last year. One of the pieces that will have to step up in order for that to happen is Starlin Castro. He has struggled with injuries and inconsistencies over the past couple of years, but the Cubs are hoping for a breakout season this year. Currently he is...
Via Sports-Glory
March 18, 2014  |  1 Comment

Road to Opening Day: #15

On Saturday, the Cubs won one and lost one.  In the one they lost, Anthony Rizzo found some power (probably thanks to the thin air in the Las Vegas desert, but still…GONE x2): Back in Arizona, Brett Jackson is still finding his way back to the form that made him one of the best prospects in the Cubs system just a couple seasons ago.  Jackson got some timely hits, including a...
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March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Garza: I’m going to kick the Cubs teeth in

Milwaukee Brewers right-hander Matt Garza won 21 games pitching for the Chicago Cubs before the team dealt him to the Texas Rangers last July. This season, Garza will have extra motivation when he faces his former team. “I wish them the best,” Garza said to the Chicago Sun-Times this week. “But I like where I’m at, and I’m going to try to kick their teeth in every time...
Via Sports-Glory
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs Top 10 Prospects

The Chicago Cubs have one of the best farm systems in MLB. The top four prospects on this list are all potential All-Stars and the rest have the potential to develop into everyday Major League players. With young building blocks like Anthony Rizzo and Starlin Castro already making an impact at the Major League level, the future looks bright for the Cubs if they can develop their...
Via Batting Leadoff
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Anthony Rizzo hopes Cubs can keep it together all season

The Cubs Way: Players getting questions about the trade deadline before their first full-squad workout this spring. If you are looking for a high point in the first two years of the Theo Epstein administration – at least in terms of the on-field big-league product – you could bracket Anthony Rizzo’s debut and Ryan Dempster’s decision to accept a trade to the Texas Rangers...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs eager for breakout season from 1B Rizzo

(Eds: With AP Photos.) By MIKE TULUMELLO Associated Press The Chicago Cubs need a breakout season from Anthony Rizzo. Whatever that might be is a good topic for discussion when it comes to Rizzo, the first baseman who has been in the limelight far more and far longer than your average 24-year-old baseball player. Is he a budding star or the .238 career hitter he's been so far...
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February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

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