While the Cubs play the Reds, thought I would catch up on what has been going on. On Monday, September 12th the Cubs called up Ryan Theriot from AA West Tenn Diamond Jaxx. Theriot is an infielder and was the Diamond Jaxx Most Valuable
Player in 2005. According to cubs.com Ryan Theriot is a native of Baton Rouge, La. and Theriot (TARE-ee-oh) batted .304 with 28 doubles and 53 RBIs for West Tenn. He’s the third player in Diamond Jaxx history to hit .300 or better for an entire season.
On Tuesday, the Cubs called up outfielder Ben Grieve from AAA Iowa. The Iowa Cubs season is over and Grieve had gone home. Dusty decided the Cubbies needed another left handed batter off of the bench, so they ended Grieve’s vacation.
FYI – Cubs’ Centerfielder Corey Patterson is hitting .163 since the All Star break and has yet to decide if he will play winter ball. On a similar note, Ronny Cedeno has announced he feels he could use extra work and will play winter ball. Cedeno is hitting .300 for the Cubs this season in 40 games.
Cubs’ Hall of Fame Pitcher Ferguson Jenkins sang the 7th inning stretch during Tuesday’s game. It was good to hear Fergie, especially with Ron Santo. Jenkins is one of only 2 pitchers in Major League history with over 3000 strikeouts and under 1000 walks…the other is Greg Maddux. Jenkins pitched over 300 innings 4 straight years for the Cubs between 1968 and 1971. Ferguson Jenkins was a member of the Cubs from 1966-1973 and 1982-1983.
The West Tenn Diamond Jaxx(AA) will play Jacksonville in the Southern League Championship best-of-five series. The series starts on Tuesday in Jacksonville. The Diamond Jaxx swept Carolina in the first round, 3-0.
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