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Sunday, August 07, 2011

ESPN Chicago: Quade dismisses no-pressure theory

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Is the Cubs’ seven-game winning streak a result of not having to worry about the pressure of a pennant race?

Cubs manager Mike Quade credits other reasons for the Cubs’ recent stretch of good baseball.

“I don’t buy any of that [pressure] stuff,” Quade said. “I think we play better when we are healthy. I also think we played better defense and I hope that we’ve gotten better hopefully from hard work. Pressure? Was there pressure in May when we were struggling? I don’t buy any of that. To me, if you want to talk about pressure, the last two weeks of the season when you’re in the hunt and a game separates two or three clubs—that’s pressure to play [in] Major League Baseball.

“I’m just pleased this group has held itself together and we’re getting contributions from the entire roster.”

Repoz Posted: August 07, 2011 at 11:02 PM | 0 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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