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Monday, October 10, 2016

Game 3 aces Arrieta, Bumgarner offer no room for error | MLB.com

Some great match-ups today. It’s a great day to watch some playoff baseball!

Jim Furtado Posted: October 10, 2016 at 08:11 AM | 15 comment(s)
  Beats: cubs, jake arrieta, madison bumgarner

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Cubs hoping Jake Arrieta can get back on track | MLB.com

A more coherent take on Jake Arrieta’s problems.

Jim Furtado Posted: July 19, 2016 at 11:11 AM | 2 comment(s)
  Beats: cubs, jake arrieta

A theory on Jake Arrieta’s downturn and why Cubs are optimistic about another comeback | CSN Chicago

So, the theory is that he’s not executing???

Since the beginning of June, Arrieta has a 4.81 ERA, the Cubs winning only three of those seven starts. Their ace has thrown 100-plus pitches five times during that stretch, and gone more than six innings just once.

“I just know that I’ve prepared, I’ve planned ahead (and) I have a good idea of what I want to accomplish,” Arrieta said. “Just try and focus on executing. I am confident with all of my stuff. It’s better than good enough to get pretty much anybody out at any time in any count.

“(It’s) realizing that and staying in that mindset. And as soon as I get into a spot where I feel myself nibbling on the corners – or trying to do more than is necessary – it’s about getting away from that as quick as possible.

“Because we all get in that mode sometimes where you get two quick outs and then all of a sudden you have a 3-0 count and you’re like, ‘How does that happen?’ It’s being mentally tough – and aware of situations like that – (and) better inside the strike zone.”

Jim Furtado Posted: July 19, 2016 at 10:56 AM | 4 comment(s)
  Beats: cubs, jake arrieta

Saturday, July 09, 2016

Jake Arrieta in the Body Issue

ESPN’s Body Issue is out again.  Remember that the shots, while really impressive and showing the dynamism of athletic bodies from across the sports universe, are still of naked people and NSFW.

Arrieta’s are some of the best of the bunch, but Vince Wilfork curled into a ball of potential energy looks like goddamned Atlas and I’m pretty sure I’d drown if I tried carrying a rock across the bottom of the ocean like Courtney Conlogue is doing here.


Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Jake Arrieta makes history again while Cubs try to expose Cardinals - Chicago Tribune

I would think the Cubs records would be a little bare on the topic.

Though Cubs’ records are sketchy, Arrieta is in all likelihood the first on-field employee to appear partially exposed in a national magazine since former ballgirl Marla Collins, who posed in the nude for the September 1986 edition of Playboy.

Cubs players pored over that issue. There was not much else to look forward to during the summer of ‘86.

“That’s the best thing I’ve seen out of uniform all year,” broadcaster Harry Caray told the Tribune.

Jim Furtado Posted: June 22, 2016 at 08:47 AM | 18 comment(s)
  Beats: cubs, jake arrieta

 

 

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