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Rizzo wins 2014 Branch Rickey Award

DENVER (AP) Chicago Cubs All-Star first baseman Anthony Rizzo is the winner of the 2014 Branch Rickey award in recognition of his community work with pediatric cancer patients. At 25, he's the youngest person to receive the award - 4 1-2 months younger than last year's winner, Los Angeles Dodgers lefty Clayton Kershaw. Created by the Rotary Club of Denver in 1991, the Branch...
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Rizzo named Branch Rickey winner

Anthony Rizzo has been named the winner of the 2014 Branch Rickey Award. He is the youngest to receive the award. The announcement was made in Denver Thursday. Rizzo, 25, will be inducted as the 23rd member of the Baseball Humanitarians Hall of Fame on Nov. 14 at the McNichols Civic Center in Denver. Two days later, on Nov. 16 in Parkland, Fla., Rizzo and his foundation will host...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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The Curious Case of Mike Olt

Time for a new thread but got some work to get done this morning...but the comments in the last thread had some interesting "Why isn't Olt starting talk?" So here's some numbers to assist in the discussion. Olt since being called back on Sept 5. 11 G, 8 GS, 250/382/357 29.4 K% Valaika since Sept 5 10 G, 8 GS 290/333/355 27.2 K% Of course Valaika's started the...
Via Cub Reporter
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Chicago Cubs move minor league team to South Bend

The Chicago Cubs are moving their Class A affiliate from the Kane County Cougars to the South Bend Sliver Hawks. The Low A ball franchise may rename itself to the Cubs. The South Bend franchise will unveil a new name, logo and uniform, Thursday, September 25, during a press conference beginning at 9 a.m. ET at the local St. Joseph County Chamber of Commerce. Officials from both...
Via The Sports Bank
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Building Jake Arrieta

Let’s go back to 1920. Let’s look at starting pitchers who threw at least 75 innings in consecutive big-league seasons. Relative to last year, Jake Arrieta‘s K-BB% has improved by 14 percentage points. That’s the fourth-greatest improvement within the sample. Relative to last year, Arrieta’s FIP- has improved by 64 points. That’s the single greatest […]
Via Fangraphs
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Get To Know Him - Jake Arrieta

UPDATE:Since his June 18th start, when this post was originally written, Arrieta has made 15 more starts, winning 6 of them, and even with 2 rough starts in August, never saw his season ERA hit 2.90.  We followed along closely in the 2nd half, and based on our scoring system, Jake Arrieta was the 40th best pitcher in fantasy baseball after the All-Star Game.  Arrieta is one of...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
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Cubs Injury Update: Arismendy Alcantara sits again with sprained wrist

Chicago Cubs rookie Arismendy Alcantara missed action again tonight with his wrist injury from Monday when he crashed into the outfield wall. No Alcantara. His right wrist is a little sore after his crash into OF wall Monday. He was wearing a wrap on it last night #Cubs— Carrie Muskat (@CarrieMuskat) September 16, 2014He had an MRI earlier today to assess the damage, and Gordon...
Via MLB Injury News
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Cubs Injury Update: Edwin Jackson to start Friday

The Chicago Cubs entered Wednesday night's game against the Cincinnati Reds with a record of 67-84, last in the National League Central. The Cubs have struggled in most areas, ranked 27th in runs scored and 21st in team ERA. There is some good news on the injury front in the final couple weeks of the season, as Edwin Jackson is scheduled to pitch on Friday for the first time...
Via MLB Injury News
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Charles Barkley Tosses Turrible First Pitch at Chicago Cubs Game

Hall of Famer Charles Barkley threw out a truly turrible first pitch before the Chicago Cubs took on the Cincinnati Reds game at Wrigley Field. Let this be a valuable lesson for you if you’re ever asked to throw out a first pitch at a major league baseball game. 60 feet 6 inches is pretty damn far if you’re not a professional pitcher. The post Charles Barkley Tosses Turrible...
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Cubs top Reds 3-1

CHICAGO (AP) -- Kyle Hendricks kept up his impressive rookie season, pitching seven strong innings as the Chicago Cubs beat the Cincinnati Reds 3-1 Wednesday night for a sweep. Chris Valaika, Ryan Kalish and Luis Valbuena each had a run-scoring hit as the Cubs won their third straight. They improved to 38-36 at Wrigley Field despite being 16 games under .500 overall. The Reds have...
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Hendriks wins again, pitches Cubs past Reds

CHICAGO (AP) Kyle Hendricks kept up his impressive rookie season, pitching seven strong innings as the Chicago Cubs beat the Cincinnati Reds 3-1 Wednesday night for a sweep. Chris Valaika, Ryan Kalish and Luis Valbuena each had a run-scoring hit as the Cubs won their third straight. They improved to 38-36 at Wrigley Field despite being 16 games under .500 overall. The Reds have...
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Cubs top Reds 3-1

CHICAGO (AP) -- Kyle Hendricks kept up his impressive rookie season, pitching seven strong innings as the Chicago Cubs beat the Cincinnati Reds 3-1 Wednesday night for a sweep. Chris Valaika, Ryan Kalish and Luis Valbuena each had a run-scoring hit as the Cubs won their third straight. They improved to 38-36 at Wrigley Field despite being 16 games under .500 overall. The Reds have...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
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Anthony Rizzo’s Walk-Off Homeruns

Anthony Rizzo returned to the Cubs lineup Monday night and was the reason the Cubs won 1-0. He hit a monster homer that traveled 421 feet in the bottom of the 9th inning to give the Cubs a 1-0 walk-off win. Rizzo returning to the lineup is a good sign that his lower back is better. It is also great to see him swing the bat well and hopefully he can finish strong and put a cap...
Via Sports Mockery
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Jake Arrieta Emerges as an Ace for Chicago Cubs

Jake Arrieta dominated the Cincinnati Reds Tuesday night. The Chicago Cubs hurler threw his first career shutout, surrendering just one hit and one walk while fanning 13 hitters. It was the best performance in what has been an excellent season for the 28 year-old right-hander. Arrieta broke into the major leagues with the Baltimore Orioles in 2010. In parts of four seasons with...
Via Baseball News Source
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3 Reasons Kyle Schwarber Needs to Stay Put at Catcher

Kyle Schwarber and Theo Epstein recently discussed plans to keep Schwarber at the catcher position in the minors next year. While they didn’t come right out and say it, the plan is to not have Schwarber on the 25-man active roster next season. Cubs fans have already been blaring their 2015 World Series trumpets, so this move is sure to shake the foundation of their 108-year long...
Via Sports Mockery
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Man Catches Home Run Ball, Celebrates With High-Fives, Loses Ring

This happy Chicago Cubs fan was ecstatic to catch a home run ball, but he got a little over excited with all the high-fives and ended up losing his wedding ring. Hopefully he found it, I’m sure that’s not a conversation he wants to have with his wife. [Vine] The post Man Catches Home Run Ball, Celebrates With High-Fives, Loses Ring appeared first on Diehardsport.
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WATCH: Fan drops wedding ring on field while catching home run

Your browser does not support iframes. A Chicago Cubs fan nearly turned a souvenir into a major mistake on Tuesday night when he dropped his wedding ring onto the field while snagging a Jorge Soler home run ball. Michael Haberkorn was ecstatic when he caught Soler’s home run in the 7th inning of Chicago’s 7-0 […]
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VIDEO: Cubs Fan Loses Wedding Ring While Catching HR Ball

Your browser does not support iframes. From joy quickly to sorrow. This is a microcosm of the start and quick end of every Cubs season. – – – – – Also see … VIDEO: The Cubs scoreboard operator fell asleep because Cubs 12 Quotes from the First Game at Wrigley Field in 1914 SP’s MLB […] The post VIDEO: Cubs Fan Loses Wedding Ring While Catching HR Ball appeared first on SportsPickle.
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Official Video -- Cubs fan catches HR, loses wedding ring

A fan discusses dropping his wedding ring on the warning track after catching Jorge Soler's first home run at Wrigley Field.Your browser does not support iframes.Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return Home
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Fan catches Jorge Soler's HR ball, loses wedding ring (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes.A fan at Wrigley Field experienced a roller-coaster ride of emotions during Tuesday night's Chicago Cubs game after realizing that he lost his wedding ring while catching a home run ball.It happened in the bottom of the seventh as Cubs outfielder Jorge Soler hit a home run to left field, his first HR at Wrigley. The fan who caught the ball...
Via Holdout Sports
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Fan Loses Wedding Ring While Catching Soler’s First Wrigley Home Run

Catching a home run can be memorable. Depending on who hit it can make it even more memorable. That moment when you catch the ball, the first thing you do is celebrate, start to brag, and then….where did your wedding ring go? Jorge Soler’s fifth home run of the season was his first at Wrigley Field. The fan can be seen celebrating, then at the end of the video realizing his wedding...
Via Sports Mockery
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs Shift Their Focus to End 2014

As we enter the death throes of a painful 2014 season, there may yet be reason to watch baseball in Chicago. Teams nearly exclusively play division rivals during the month of September. For some divisions that are already locked up, such as the AL East, AL West, and NL East, this doesnt mean much, but in the NL Wild Card race, this could be huge. With the NL Central, there are two...
Via Sports Mockery
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Friendly follies: Barkley, fan in stands share rough night at Wrigley

Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta had a stellar night at Wrigley Field on Tuesday, taking a no-hitter into the eighth inning and one-hitting the Reds for the first shutout of his career. Others, however, did not have such a wonderful night at the Friendly Confines.  First, it was Sir Charles himself, who tossed out the first pitch. Even Barkley would have a hard time describing this toss...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs Fan Loses His Wedding Ring After Catching Home Run Ball

No matter how good or bad your favorite baseball team is there is one thing that will forever be cool--catching a home run ball. It's one of the most exciting plays of the game and gives the fan a memory that he/she will never forget. So when we see this gentleman catch a home run ball at the Cubs game Tuesday night we understand his excitement.Those of us that are married understand...
Via FatManWriting
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Fan At Cubs Game Catches Home Run, Loses Wedding Ring

Fan at Cubs-Reds game on Tuesday night lost his wedding ring after catching a Jorge Soler home run ball.
Via Gamedayr
1 day ago  |  Discuss
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