News: May 2009 Archives

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Hey everyone! I just wanted to point out a little app that will auto-refresh the CCO web page. I remember reading one of the blogs and someone asked Neil if he could get the page to auto-refresh. And whatever reason, it's not possible. I found this little utility called Auto Refresh 1.0 and it does just that. In a nut shell, it opens up a "mini-browser" that will refresh the web page as often as you like. You simply pop in the URL to the CCO site and set the refresh rate. ONE caveat is that it refreshes no matter what. I found this out halfway through a post and the screen refreshed on me. So, I would advise someone like Aaron - who's posts a lengthy but informative - to see the refresh rate real high, or disable it while posting. But it's particularly useful during games when new posts pop up, as it seems, every couple of seconds.

This is a FREE app, BTW..

Here's the link...

http://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/Browser-Tweak/Auto-Refresh.shtml

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As Big Z returns to his spot in the rotation pitching in Petco Park where he has been successful going 6-1 their on the mound in Sandiego. Tonights Job is a tad more rough pitching against the recent media frenzy hard throwing Jake Peavy.

The Cubs will use Randy Wells to fill Rich Hardens spot in the rotation and I'm assuming both Marshall and Wells would and could help the bullpen if needed. This may be a trigger for Lou Pinella to have Hendry call up Jeff Stevens to help in this fragile Bullpen.

Some or most Cubs Critics and fans were optimistic of the Cubs sailing threw this central division here in the NL. The Cubs now 4 back behind the raging Brewers are hoping they can play stride for stride with Milwaukee and the St Louis Cardinals. Between pitching concerns out of the bull pen and ongoing injuries elsewhere on this team one would just hope someone would take hold of this team and be the back bone of the cubs playing well at all positions and scrapping for Wi ...

Carlos Zambrano pitch for the Daytona Cubs today against the Blue Jays minor league team, Dunedin Blue Jays .

Zambrano pitch three and two-thirds innings and gave up 5 hits, 4 earn runs, 3 walks and 1 strikeout with a fastball that top out at 94 mph. Zambrano threw 67 pitches and 42 for strikes.

The coaching staff said that Zambrano was having a hard time to fine his release point.

Zambrano will have another bullpen session next week before he takes the mound Friday, May 22nd at San Diego Padres at 9:05pm.

The good thing that came out of Zambrano's rehab start was he was feeling no pain in his leg when landing and his velocity was good. The bad was, Zambrano only pitching three and two thirds and giving up 5 hits and 4 earn runs, Zambrano also only struck out 1 batter to minor leaguers.

Lets just hope his outing stays in the minors and hope he pitches like he did when he threw the no hitter last year against the Astros.

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Lee will not require stint on disabled list
Out with bulging disc, Cubs slugger could return this week

CHICAGO -- Cubs first baseman Derrek Lee, bothered by a bulging disc in his neck, will not have to go on the disabled list and could be back in the lineup this week.

Lee was examined by team orthopedic specialist Dr. Stephen Gryzlo on Monday, and has shown improvement since he was sidelined May 6 with the stiff neck. An MRI confirmed the bulging disc, and the medical team decided Lee did not need an injection. The Cubs also have ruled out any danger of long-term problems.

Barring any setback, Lee could be back in the lineup Tuesday or Wednesday when the team plays host to the San Diego Padres.

Lee was batting .209 with three home runs and 15 RBIs in 24 games, and was hitting .294 in five games this month before he was benched with the neck problems.

The Cubs already have their other corner infielder, Aramis Ramirez, on the 15-day disab ...