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Addison Russell feels ‘terribly bad’ about striking fan with bat

Your browser does not support iframes. Chicago Cubs rookie Addison Russell got a hit and scored a run during his Wrigley Field debut Monday night.  But he also struck a fan with one of his bats after it flew into the stands on a wild swing in the seventh inning. The fan, who had to be hospitalized, was sitting several rows behind the Cubs on-deck circle. “We will remain in...
Via Sports-Glory
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Addison Russell’s Flying Bat Nails A Fan In The Face

Addison Russell has a problem and it has nothing to do with his .160 batting average. The Chicago Cubs’ rookie second baseman is having trouble holding on to his bat. In Monday’s 4-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates, Russell led off the seventh inning and on the very first pitch from Rob Scahill he swung, losing grip of his bat, sending it into the stands between the Cubs...
Via Sports Mockery
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Cubs 4, Pirates 0 (4/27/15)

OSS: Jason Hammel had good stuff and the Cubs cruised to an easy 4-0 victory Three up: 1. Once the Cubs took the lead it felt like this game was in hand, as the Pirates had no answer for Jason Hammel. He finished with a line of 8 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 7 K and was hitting his spots all game. JD pointed out that his stuff would have looked just as good on a warm day in July. 2. Rizzo...
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Fan at Wrigley struck by flying bat, carried from stands on stretcher

  A fan was hit by a flying bat at Wrigley Field during the game between Pittsburgh and the Chicago Cubs on Monday night and carried from the stands on a stretcher. There was no immediate report on the fan's condition. Chicago rookie Addison Russell, playing his first game at Wrigley Field, lost control of his bat on a swing as he led off the bottom of the seventh inning. The bat...
Via AP on Fox
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Bryant, Hammel, Cubs beat Pirates; fan injured by flying bat

CHICAGO (AP) Kris Bryant drove in two runs, Jason Hammel threw eight scoreless innings and the Chicago Cubs beat Pittsburgh 4-0 Monday night, ending the Pirates' five-game winning streak. Bryant got two hits, including a two-run single, as the Cubs won their third in a row. The prized rookie has nine RBIs in 10 games since being called up from the minors. Hammel (2-1) gave up four...
Via AP on Fox
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Fan injured by flying bat at Pirates-Cubs game

CHICAGO (AP) A fan was hit by a flying bat at Wrigley Field during the game between Pittsburgh and the Chicago Cubs on Monday night and carried from the stands on a stretcher. There was no immediate report on the fan's condition. Chicago rookie Addison Russell, playing his first game at Wrigley Field, lost control of his bat on a swing as he led off the bottom of the seventh inning...
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Jake Arrieta Was Always the Ace in Chicago

This past off-season, Cubs fans, as we all have at one time or another, fell in love with a new toy: a great new pitcher (to this organization anyways) named Jon Lester. Yes, if you’re a Cubs fan and reading this right now you may be scoffing or trying not to spill your drink because we all know that he has struggled to begin this 2015 campaign. Struggle is a tough word to use...
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Pirates @ Cubs - Worley vs. Hammel; Game 18 Thread

The battle for 2nd place rages on... Vance Worley vs. Jason Hammel Tags:  Cubs 2015 Game Thread
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Cubs recall Lake, option Schlitter

CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago Cubs recalled outfielder Junior Lake from Triple-A Iowa before their game Monday against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Lake, 25, played parts of the last two seasons with the Cubs and batted .243. At Triple-A Iowa this season, Lake was hitting .289 with two doubles and eight RBI in 13 games. To make room for Lake, the Cubs optioned struggling RHP Brian Schlitter...
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Cubs recall Lake

The Cubs made a roster move Wednesday night, optioning right-hander Brian Schlitter to Triple-A Iowa and recalling outfielder Junior Lake. The outfielder has played all three outfield positions for the Cubs over the past two seasons. Per Cubs.com, “Lake, 25, has batted .243 (132-for-544) with 26 doubles, 15 home runs and 41 RBIs in 172 Major League games. … Schlitter, 29, was...
Via Fox Sports
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Is the Best Cubs Prospect Still in the Minors?

Much has been made about the new-look youngsters on the North Side. The Chicago Cubs youth movement has seen Jorge Soler, Kris Bryant, and Addison Russell join Starling Castro and Anthony Rizzo to form the young Cubs core. What if I were to tell you the best is yet to come? Scary, right? Coming into the 2015 season, the Chicago Cubs had the highest rated minor league system in baseball...
Via Sports Mockery
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30 Days In Chicago

It’s been nearly thirty days and the Chicago Cubs are 10-7. Not a great record for a team with high expectations. But once again it ...
Via Outside Analysis
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ivy’s Roundup: Let’s Just Call This a Sweep

The Chicago Cubs are treading water until some guys come back from the disabled list or more reinforcements arrive from the farm system.  I think they’re doing okay.  How about you? Here we go… Chicago Cubs @ Cincinnati Reds, Great American Ballpark 4/24: W Cubs 7, Reds 3 W: Motte (1-0) L: Badenhop (0-1)  The Cubs lost the last two games vs. the Pirates; it was the first...
Via World Series Dreaming
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Castro creating good karma for himself

  It's very possible that the 2015 season may turn out to be the best of Starlin Castro's career so far. But aside from an extra year of experience, Castro is the same player he has been for the past few seasons. So, what's behind the recent success? Well, his new manager believes is may just be the result of good karma. “Everything he's doing right now, I always believe in the...
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22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Monday Mailbag: Giolito, Moncada, Gallo, Russell

Have a dynasty-related question and want a Prof’s opinion? Take a minute and submit your question on our Dynasty Desk home page for a chance to have your question answered on our next Monday Mailbag! You can also ask the Dynasty Profs directly on Twitter: Jake Devereaux, Lance Rinker, and George Bissell. I’ve just been offered Giolito for Moncada in a 12 team dynasty league...
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Roster Moves Worth Reporting But Aren’t Worth The 300 Words – Vol. 19

For Baseball Hot Corner’s articles to be recognized by Google, they put a requirement on all blogs that each post/article should be 300 words or more.  That’s usually not a problem for major breaking trades or free agent signing news.  But sometimes, there are trades and signings that do happen that are interesting, but might not need the requisite 300 word analysis.  Nevertheless...
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Could Kyle Schwarber Be The Best Of All The Cubs Prospects?

The Chicago Cubs have one of the most anticipated and talented farm systems in all of baseball poised to take Wrigley by storm for years to come. The Cubs have already promoted uber prospects Kris Bryant and Addison Russell to the big league club with a plethora of talent still chomping at the bit to get their shot. One of those top talents is catcher Kyle Schwarber who is being...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
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Corey Black Adds to List of Power Arms for Cubs Bullpen

Early in this major league season, the Cubs have had some issues with injuries in the bullpen.  Justin Grimm and Neil Ramirez are both on the shelf, which has caused overuse of the reliable Pedro Strop and Hector Rondon.  It’s led to increased use of players like Brian Schlitter.  And it’s brought Gonzalez Germen to the big leagues from Iowa, where he was supposed to serve...
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Pirates-Cubs Preview

It's a small sample size, but for the Chicago Cubs so far, the kids are all right. Addison Russell was the latest rookie to make a contribution, and he's expected to make his Wrigley Field debut Monday night when the Cubs host a Pittsburgh Pirates team in search of its sixth straight win. The 21-year-old was called up last week, joining fellow highly touted prospects Kris Bryant...
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NL Central Top 10 Prospects Round-Up

The 2015 season is well underway and that means the minor-leagues are abuzz with activity. All the way from Single A to the majors, below is our weekly round-up of the top 10 prospects in the NL Central. 1. Kris Bryant 3B – Cubs: The dust has settled after Bryant’s major-league debut, and the 23 year old phenom’s second week was another good one. With fellow prospect...
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Cubs 5, Reds 2 (4/26/15)

OSS: Russell gets his first big hit, and the Cubs “sweep” the series. Three up 1. Addison Russell just missed a grand slam in the fourth inning, clearing the bases with a double to right center. That should keep the demotion grumbles quiet for a while. 2. Miguel Montero had the other Cubs RBI on the day with a solo HR in the second and an RBI single in the fourth. 3. Jake Arrieta...
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Baseball Icon Jim Fanning Passes Away

In the last media interview Jim Fanning did a week ago, he talked to me about how this fellow by the name of Randy Johnson was balking about reporting to the Expos’ single-A affiliate in the outpost of Jamestown, N.Y. back in the summer of 1985. “Randy didn’t want to sign a Jamestown contract,’’ Fanning said. “He thought he was much better going to Double-A or Triple...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Maddon not worried about Russell's struggles

  Highly touted Cubs prospect Addison Russell has yet to find his rhythm offensively, but Cubs manager Joe Maddon doesn't appear to be concerned. Russell is hitting just .111 through his first four games, but the shortstop is also in the process of learning a new position. The Cubs have been using Russell at second base and as he adapts to the new position, Maddon is keeping a close...
Via Fox Sports
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Strange lineup appears here to stay

  Typically in a National League lineup the pitcher is slotted in the ninth spot, but Cubs manager Joe Maddon has a tendency to do things a bit different. Through the early stages of the season, Maddon has batted his pitcher eighth and according to Cubs.com, he's been pleased with the results. “So far, I like it,” Maddon said. The manager went on to explain his reasoning. ...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Rizzo Breaks One of the Biggest Chicago Rules

Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo is a very good baseball player and a large part of the Cubs. He is loved in Chicago, but not without controversy. Recently, he said something that will offend most of the fan base: “New York pizza, I think is the best in the world.” WHAT?!?!?!?!?!??!?!?! Rizzo was quizzed on various topics including pizza in a car interview while driving through...
Via Sports Mockery
2 days ago  |  Discuss
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