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Friday, December 11, 2015

Cards fans not happy Jason Heyward signed with the Cubs

Jason Heyward was traded to the Cardinals last offseason after spending the first five seasons of his career with the Braves, but it seems one year in St. Louis is all it took for the self-proclaimed “best fans in baseball” to grow quite attached to him. On Thursday the free agent Heyward signed with the Cardinals longtime rivals the Cubs, who also ended the Cardinals playoff run in the NLDS this October. Cardinals fans are very, very upset at the outfielder and are wishing ill towards him, his new team and his ACLs.

spanx for the memories Posted: December 11, 2015 at 11:34 PM | 33 comment(s)
  Beats: chicago cubs, st louis cardinals

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Washington Post: Kilgore: Manny Still Being Manny

It’s not Theo. It’s not Maddon. It’s Manny!

The Cubs view Ramirez as equal parts sage, hitting instructor and life coach, particularly for the club’s stable of young Latin players. He has been especially crucial for Soler, who does not have access to his family and speaks little English. Players notice Ramirez roaming with the Latin contingent at the ballpark and away from it.

“Manny has done a wonderful job in the background,” Cubs Manager Joe Maddon said. “A lot of it has to do with our young Hispanic players. He does a great job with them. He does a great job in general, but I’ve always been a big believer in the Hispanic culture regarding having a coach specific to that group who they could really relate to. … I watch what he does. I don’t just stare him down, but I know what he’s doing all the time. And it’s been pretty special.”

Ramirez serves in part as an interpreter between Cubs hitting coach John Mallee and the team’s Latin players. Ramirez can chime in with his own advice, and he has the understanding of both language and hitting to translate Mallee’s message.

Seems like he’s a real asset. Unless everyone tests positive for PEDs in the middle of the NLCS. Probably not likely, but .  .  .

The Yankee Clapper Posted: October 17, 2015 at 03:44 PM | 11 comment(s)
  Beats: batting, chicago cubs, hitting coaches, manny ramirez, peds, religion, sage

 

 

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