| May 18, 2011
| 7:10 AM
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...
| Oct 25, 2011
| 6:48 AM
Tip to Theo Epstein: Don’t call your new team the “Cubbies.’’
It’s lame and reeks of carpet-bagging. It sounds as if you’re here for some easy cash and looking to cross another item off your bucket list....
| Oct 26, 2011
| 9:20 AM
There are times when you can out-think yourself. There are episodes where you try to divine a situation and what you are being told begins to sound crazy and idiotic while also believable.
But enough about Tony La Russa. In this case, I mean Mike Quade...
| Oct 29, 2011
| 3:13 PM
Cubs starter Ryan Dempster has exercised his contract option for next season and will pitch for $14 million while also seeking an extension.
It came as no surprise that Dempster, who was 10-14 with a 4.80 earned-run average, would exercise the last...
| Nov 2, 2011
| 7:39 AM
Drawing conclusions on the first day can be dangerous, but hey, it’s what we do.
And so, the conclusion from the introductory news conference for the Cubs’ new general manager and new scouting and player development honcho Tuesday is that...
| Oct 26, 2011
| 6:43 PM
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| Jul 29, 2012
| 6:48 PM
Lo primero que uno experimenta al visitar el Marlins Park es el ambiente genuino a béisbol: un diamante real, aroma a césped y hot dogs; y a la inocencia de un juego aún de niños.
También, sin embargo, saltan a los sentidos las maravillas de una genial...
| Jul 14, 2012
| 10:28 AM
8 a.m. Cycling: Tour de France (Samatan to Pau).--NBC Sports Net.
9 a.m. Basketball: NBA Summer League: Washington vs. D-League.--NBA TV
10 a.m. Football: Oct. 1991: Hampton vs. Phoebus.--LSC 48
Noon Basketball: NBA Summer League: San...
| Jul 18, 2012
| 6:24 AM
Carlos Zambrano returned to Wrigley Field, but he won’t be pitching.
Sort of like the way he left.
Now a Miami Marlin, Zambrano said Tuesday it was his fault he was sitting in the visitors dugout in Wrigley Field.
Zambrano, you’ll recall,...
| Aug 2, 2012
Simón Bolívar, reinas de bellezas, telenovelas, petróleo, arepas, 'Alma Llanera' y béisbol.
Sin el juego de pelota, Venezuela estaría incompleta. Como una Italia sin Torre inclinada de Pisa; o un 'Chespirito' sin 'Chavo del Ocho'.
Y es que el béisbol es...
| Aug 16, 2012
| 7:20 AM
As Carlos Marmol rolled through this week with an earned-run average under 1.70 in his previous 12 outings, manager Dale Sveum said he expects Marmol to be the Cubs closer next year.
Nope. Sorry. Not buying it.
Granted, 1.70 is a nice number number, but...