Archive - Feb 19, 2008

Full Squad! (In Color)

Today marked another milestone in the annual Cubs Spring Training ritual, as the "full squad" took the field together at Fitch Park for the first time (which is to say Aramis Ramirez finally arrived) under sunny skies and temperatures in the high 50's, and under the watchful eyes of The Brain Trust (Jim Hendry wandering from field-to-field with a cell-phone glued to his ear while patting players on the back, Lou Piniella with a cup of coffee in hand schmoozing with the fans, Randy Bush and Oneri Fleita following Hendry around, Gary Hughes tooling around in a golf cart, Carrie Muskat feverishly taking notes, et al).

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  • my current job has me coming in at 7am (eastern)...i miss staying up til 2am to watch west coast games.

    crunch 42 min 49 sec ago view
  • Remember when west coast road trips were a good time to catch up on some reading?

    Old and Blue 59 min 59 sec ago view
  • Taboola field is more appropriate.

    Old and Blue 1 hour 25 sec ago view
  • we can only hope...

    The things you have to do to pay for James Shields contract.

    Rob G. 1 hour 42 min ago view
  • I wonder if they'll have to make use of the Guaranteed Rate logo, which is a giant red arrow pointing downward.
    https://www.guaranteedrate.com

    Brick 1 hour 47 min ago view
  • unsurprisingly, the White Sox continue a tradition of stupid stuff....

    @DannyEcker BREAKING: Guaranteed Rate has purchased naming rights to U.S. Cellular Field. Will be known as Guaranteed Rate Field thru 2030.

    Rob G. 1 hour 50 min ago view
  • that was a very kind 3rd strike to hendricks to end the 3rd.

    man on 3rd, 0 outs and got 2 pop-ups and a K...Maddux-lite indeed

    Rob G. 2 hours 38 sec ago view
  • how did Fowler not score from 2nd on a double?

    by making bad decisions...

    Rob G. 2 hours 7 min ago view
  • he held on a popup (in case he needed to tag up) that bounced off the wall then jogged to 3rd. there were 0 outs so that probably played into the casual nature of how he played it.

    crunch 2 hours 19 min ago view
  • Not watching -- how did Fowler not score from 2nd on a double?

    billybucks 2 hours 38 min ago view
  • uh, Fowler?

    Rob G. 2 hours 58 min ago view
  • Well I assume Ross is going to catch Lester in the playoffs, and it looks like Contreras is going to catch everyone else. I could see the Cubs keeping three catchers on the playoff roster as it would give them flexibility and Montero would have a left handed bat with some pop (at least historically) off the bench.

    Rob Richardson 4 hours 2 min ago view
  • Aren't Montero and Ross already in a tie for third catcher?

    Charlie 4 hours 9 min ago view
  • Higher than Chris Perez's mailbox.

    John Beasley 4 hours 16 min ago view
  • Contreras starting at catcher for a day game after he caught the night before. What do people think the odds are that Montero is left off the post-season roster, or is at best the third catcher?

    Rob Richardson 4 hours 44 min ago view
  • Does he project as a starter, a relief pitcher, or is it too soon to tell?

    Rob Richardson 4 hours 59 min ago view