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Thursday, April 13, 2017

With a little Grace, Javy gets his ring

Keep the kleenex handy

Walt Davis Posted: April 13, 2017 at 03:25 AM | 8 comment(s)
  Beats: chicago cubs, javier baez

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Straight From The Heart: The Signing Of Ted Lilly

An inside look at a pair of now-forgotten news items from 10 years ago: the signing of Ted Lilly and Jim Hendry’s hospitalization from ACS.

And to think … the agreement to get his target pitcher took place while Hendry was undergoing an EKG.

“To this day, the story obviously has been embellished in some ways by the fact that a couple hours later I was going to have a heart procedure – but the fact is that Larry O’Brien called me when I was on the gurney,” Hendry said.

“Jim Hendry was a joy to meet and to negotiate with,” O’Brien said. “He was very clear and upfront with me that he wanted Ted Lilly, and if Ted Lilly wanted to be a Cub, then he was going to make that happen. So the negotiation was pretty easy.

“Looking back, this guy was on his death bed – and to have the energy and the stick–to–itiveness and persistence to get this done was pretty amazing.”

ajnrules Posted: March 22, 2017 at 06:37 PM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: chicago cubs, jim hendry, lou piniella, ted lilly, winter meetings 2006

 

 

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