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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

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Linked in Verse, on the Field, and in the Corridors of League Power: Revisiting Baseball’s Sad Lexicon

For many fans, Adams’ eight-line throwaway of a poem is all that remains of the famed trio – a shame, considering their immense impact on the game in its early years. In addition to serving as the heart, brains and fists of one history’s best teams, Tinker, Evers and Chance were major characters in a decade-long web of drama, intrigue and personalities that at one point threatened to upend Major League Baseball.

gehrig97 Posted: December 18, 2016 at 12:50 PM | 15 comment(s)
  Beats: chicago cubs, frank chance, joe tinker, johnny evers

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Cubs near trade to acquire closer Wade Davis from Royals

Update 2:07 PM:

 

The Cubs moved to the verge of a deal for Royals closer Wade Davis Tuesday evening, although sources made clear that the trade is not complete and both teams still have to OK the medical information.

It was not immediately known exactly what the Cubs would give up in return for Davis, but a source told ESPN’s Jesse Rogers that if a trade is completed, it is expected to include Cubs outfielder Jorge Soler.

 

Barry`s_Lazy_Boy Posted: December 07, 2016 at 02:07 PM | 50 comment(s)
  Beats: chicago cubs, jorge soler, wade davis, world series champions

Monday, November 07, 2016

OTP 2016 November 7: How baseball bridged the political divide

A World Series game seven for the ages offered some rare relief from the most bitter presidential election in recent memory.
The Chicago Cubs, in carrying off their first title since 1908 when Theodore Roosevelt was president, finally proved that no curse is forever and offered a few moments of hope fulfilled and optimism — two qualities badly lacking from this grimmest of presidential races.

 


Sunday, November 06, 2016

SNL: Chicago Cubs and Bill Murray on Weekend Update [video]

Chicago Cubs players Anthony Rizzo, David Ross and Dexter Fowler perform “Go Cubs Go” with Bill Murray.

Infinite Yost (Voxter) Posted: November 06, 2016 at 10:33 AM | 23 comment(s)
  Beats: chicago cubs, go cubs go, saturday night live, video

 

 

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