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  • Cubs players pants their manager

    Cubs players pants their manager
    Consider Mike Quade “Cubbed.’’ After his team choked away a four-run lead in Cincinnati on Monday, the Cubs manager called a closed-door meeting, which is hysterical for a team that can’t close the door. Anyway, Quade watched...
  • Weird words for common things

    Weird words for common things
    You're about to become the most fun — or at least most memorable — guest at this year's Memorial Day picnic. "How 'bout that wacky Arnold and his satyriasis?" you might say over brats. "Arnold Schwarzenegger has psoriasis?" your bewildered...
  • Here's why it looks like Hendry is safe

    Here's why it looks like Hendry is safe
    The Oakland A's fired their manager. The Florida Marlins fired their hitting coach. Can you imagine? Whoever heard of such a thing -- firing somebody for failing? First thought: Jim Hendry had better hide the papers and the Interwebs from Fanboy Owner...
  • Pitching trades are trickling in, but nothing yet with the Orioles

    Pitching trades are trickling in, but nothing yet with the Orioles
    DALLAS – Two deals have been announced today – both involving pitchers. And at least one of those pitchers had interested the Orioles. The Colorado Rockies acquired Minnesota Twins pitcher Kevin Slowey for a player to be named later –...
  • Winter meetings notes: Orioles looking to cultivate local ties

    Winter meetings notes: Orioles looking to cultivate local ties
    The last time the Orioles employed a legitimate big leaguer from the Baltimore area, his name was Cal Ripken Jr. — and he retired in 2001. If new executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette gets his way, that local pipeline will...
  • Johnson ready to do 'little stuff' for Sveum

    Johnson ready to do 'little stuff' for Sveum
    After agreeing on a one-year deal to return to the Chicago Cubs, outfielder Reed Johnson spent an hour on the phone with new manager Dale Sveum. "We strayed off and started talking about baseball situations," Johnson said. "The little things you need...
  • Baseball can't fix divisions until it fixes the DH

    I don’t know why it came up now, maybe because we’re less than a week away from interleague play, but there talk of baseball realignment. Trib baseball colleague Phil Rogers details a lot of it here, but the general idea is to create two 15-...
  • Taking batting practice before Cubs-Sox

    Taking batting practice before Cubs-Sox
    Some early BP before this week’s oil spill of a City Series: Who goes crazier tonight, Cubs runners on Gavin Floyd or the flash mob in Carlos Zambrano’s head? Web poll! Or maybe the question should be: Who do the Cubs run on more, Gavin...
  • The more saves for Santos, the more what-ifs for the Sox

    The more saves for Santos, the more what-ifs for the Sox
    Sergio Santos came on to get a four-out save against the Cubs on Tuesday night, and you couldn’t help but play what-if. The save was Santos’ 13th in 15 tries. He faced the 4-5-6-7 hitters and struck out three of them. And you couldn’t...
  • Addressing Soriano's boos problem

    Addressing Soriano's boos problem
    I┬áread where Alfonso Soriano said Chicago fans are the worst when it comes to booing slumping players. He would know. He has stunk for long periods. He has heard it from Cubs fans for playing left field like it’s Whack-A-Mole. Come to think of it,...
  • And Peavy makes six

    And Peavy makes six
    Jake Peavy can dominate opposing hitters as well as he can dominate the disabled list. For 90 pitches or so, anyway. Peavy said his start against the Cubs on Wednesday night was a struggle, and not just with catcher A.J. Pierzynski, whatever that was....