Rambling from the Abyss

I really don’t know what to say. I am at a loss for words. What is there to say? There is not an answer. And if you think Anthony Rizzo is one, put down the drink right now. I saw the movie “The Abyss” when I was young. I really don’t remember anything other than […]

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From the Wire … Chris Volstad Optioned to Iowa, Blake Lalli Called Up

The Cubs made two roster moves and several announcements that will impact the roster moving forward prior to Friday’s game. Chris Volstad was optioned to Triple-A Iowa but a pitcher was not called up to take his place on the active roster. The Cubs selected the contract of Blake Lalli from the Iowa Cubs, added […]

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Never a Dull Moment When the Cubs and Sox Get Together – Cubs 2, White Sox 3

Game Thirty-Nine – Cubs 2, White Sox 3 WP – Matt Thornton (2-3, BS 3) LP – Jeff Samardzija (4-2) Save – Addison Reed (4) It is an understatement to say there were plenty of fireworks at the old ballyard Friday afternoon. Three of the game’s five runs were scored in the first inning. Jeff […]

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Rambling as the World Descends on Chicago

The White Sox arrive at 1060 W. Addison for the beginning of the Crosstown Classic, also known as the BP Cup today. (Please note this makes me want to buy BP gas less than I would have prior to this sponsorship.) And the world arrives in Chicago as the NATO summit officially gets underway this […]

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The Further Misadventures of the Cubs Bullpen – Cubs 6, Cardinals 7

Game Thirty-Six – Cubs 6, Cardinals 7 WP – Jason Motte (2-1, BS 2) LP – Rafael Dolis (2-3) Save – None The offense did their part and tried to complete the two-game sweep in St. Louis but Dale Sveum’s staff could not keep the high-powered Cardinals from scoring. The Cubs had to settle for […]

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Cubs Pull Out a Win in Milwaukee – Cubs 8, Brewers 2

Game Thirty-Four – Cubs 8, Brewers 2 WP – Shawn Camp (1-1, BS 1) LP – Kameron Loe (2-1) Save – None The Cubs were able to salvage the last game of the series and end their 10-game losing streak at Miller Park in a game that was much closer than the final score. The […]

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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Brewers – 05/12/12

Game Thirty-Three: Cubs (13-19) vs. Brewers (14-18) Game Time – 12:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: FOX Saturday Baseball – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 89/914 Location – Miller Park, Milwaukee Chris Volstad (0-4, 6.55/1.39) vs. Shaun Marcum (1-1, 3.41/1.24) Updated 11:17am CDT – Carlos Marmol Placed on 15-Day DL – Casey Coleman Recalled from […]

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A Wild, Ugly, Extra Inning, See-Saw Loss for the Cubs – Cubs 7, Brewers 8

Game Thirty-Two – Cubs 7, Brewers 8 – 13 innings WP – Vinnie Chulk (1-0) LP – Lendy Castillo (0-1) Save – None Friday night’s game between the Cubs and Brewers that ended early Saturday morning was a 1-0 game going into the seventh inning. Matt Garza gave up a run in the first after […]

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An Uggla Eighth – Cubs 1, Braves 3

Game Thirty – Cubs 1, Braves 3 WP – Kris Medlen (1-0) LP – Kerry Wood (0-2) Save – Craig Kimbrel (10) Ryan Dempster battled his was through seven innings Tuesday night and left with the game tied at one. The Cubs offense was pretty much non-existent the entire game but Alfonso Soriano (1-for-3 with […]

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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Braves – 05/07/12

Game Twenty-Nine: Cubs (11-17) vs. Braves (18-11) Game Time – 7:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: WCIU – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 184/906 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Jeff Samardzija (3-1, 3.41/1.23) vs. Tommy Hanson (3-2, 3.74/1.43) Updated 4:00pm CDT – Adrian Cardenas Recalled from Triple-A Iowa – Travis Wood Optioned to Triple-A Iowa […]

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