Thrown a Curve

Yogi Berra once said the game of baseball is 90% mental and the other half is physical…. unfortunately that describes Rich Hill. The very talented southpaw possesses all of the talent needed to succeed at the big league level, he proved that a year ago. And after a solid, to very good, first full season […]

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In Search of the Next Red Baron

The Cubs will enter play on Tuesday night against the Braves with the best record in baseball. The team is playing well in a surprisingly strong NL Central but most, including Lou Piniella, feels the team on the North Side needs to add a staring pitcher in order to keep up the pace. Several reports […]

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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Pirates – 05/24/08

Game Forty-Nine: Cubs (29-19) vs. Pirates (22-26) Game Time – 6:05pm C.T. Coverage – TV: WGN – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 189 Location – PNC Park, Pittsburgh Jason Marquis (2-3, 4.96/1.61) vs. Phil Dumatrait (1-2, 4.39/1.56) It is been more than six weeks since the Cubs won back-to-back games on the road and […]

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From the Wire….Fox to the DL, Ascanio Recalled

According to a report on Cubs.com, Chad Fox was placed on the 15-day DL following Monday night’s win against the Astros with ulnar neuritis. The report indicated Fox “felt some tingling in his right arm from the elbow to his fingers while playing catch Monday.” The Cubs recalled Jose Ascanio from Triple-A to take his […]

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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Pirates – 05/18/08

Game Forty-Four: Cubs (26-17) vs. Pirates (21-22) Game Time – 1:20pm C.T. Coverage – TV: WGN – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 183 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Jason Marquis (1-3, 5.26/1.73) vs. Phil Dumatrait (1-1, 3.96/1.46) Updated – 11:36am C.T. – Ward Placed on 15-Day DL and Hoffpauir Called-up Today is an important […]

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Gallagher to the Rotation?

According to a report in the Chicago Tribune on Sunday night, Sean Gallagher could make his second big league start against the Pirates next weekend. The Cubs will start Carlos Zambrano in the opener against the Padres on Monday. Jason Marquis will face Shawn Estes on Tuesday, Ted Lilly will go against Jake Peavy on […]

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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Diamondbacks – 05/09/08

Game Thirty-Five: Cubs (19-15) vs. Diamondbacks (23-12) Game Time – 1:20pm C.T. Coverage – TV: WGN – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 183 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Ted Lilly (2-4, 5.97/1.41) vs. Dan Haren (4-1, 3.12/0.99) Updated – 11:41am C.T. – Scott Eyre Activated – Sean Marshall Optioned to Triple-A The Cubs start […]

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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Cardinals – 05/04/08

Game Thirty-One: Cubs (18-12) vs. Cardinals (19-12) Game Time – 7:05pm C.T. Coverage – TV: ESPN Sunday Night Baseball – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 187 Location – Busch Stadium, St. Louis Jason Marquis (1-1, 4.45/1.62) vs. Todd Wellemeyer (2-1, 4.14/1.19) It’s Sunday Night Baseball and it’s the Cubs and Cardinals….despite what ESPN will […]

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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Cardinals – 05/03/08

Game Thirty: Cubs (17-12) vs. Cardinals (19-11) Game Time – 2:45pm C.T. Coverage – TV: FOX Saturday Game of the Week – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 187 Location – Busch Stadium, St. Louis Ted Lilly (1-4, 6.46/1.50) vs. Kyle Lohse (3-0, 2.36/1.17) Updated – 2:32pm C.T. – Hill Optioned and Gallagher Recalled According […]

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Fifty-Three and Twelve

Game Twenty-Nine – Cubs 3 Cardinals 5 – 11 innings WP – Ron Villone (1-0) LP – Chad Fox (0-1) Save – None Every game counts just as much as the next but losing to the Cardinals always seems a little different….especially with the way Lou Piniella’s crew dropped the first game of the series […]

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