Archive - Nov 2010

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November 29th

November 23rd

A Cub Fan's Blessings & Wishes

As the holidays draw near it's time to start making lists. Even in the wake of seasons as lackluster as 2010 there are things to be grateful for. Take, for instance, the following:


1. The Cubs still don't have a mascot.


2. Most of the seats at Wrigley Field are still unobstructed.


3. Most of the events staged there are still baseball games.


4. Ron Santo still works there.


5. The scoreboard is still [literally] alive.


6. The Triple A team still plays where I live.


November 21st

November 20th

November 19th

Yankees Hire Away Rothschild and Cubs Add 4 to 40-Man

I can't find a good link for this, but it's all over the twitter-sphere that Cubs pitching coach Larry Rothschild has accepted a 3-year deal to join the Yankees in the same capacity. Allegedly the motivation, besides the Cubs sinking ship, is his family and the Yankees training in Tampa where he resides.

November 17th

Sayonara, y'all

It was hola to one old friend and sayonara to another today, as the Cubs signed minor league FA INF Scott Moore to a minor league contract with an NRI to Spring Training 2011, and placed Micah Hoffpauir on Outright Release Waivers so that he can sign a contract with the Nippon Ham Fighters (NPB Pacific League) of Sapporo, Japan, where he will be playing on the same team as Japan's #1 pitcher, RHP Yu Darvish. 


With Hoffpauir being released, the Cubs now have 35 players on their MLB Reserve List (five slots open) as they continue to consider which players they will add to the 40-man roster by the 11/20 pre-Rule 5 Draft roster-filing deadline.   


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  • I'm thinking Kazmir did not get the memo he was supposed to pitch like a tomato can tonight. Jeesh

    Eric S 6 min 31 sec ago view
  • yeah, she's not on this game, though.

    they keep talking about things that aren't this game...a lot...rather than calling this game, doing split screen coverage of other games, doing split screen studio banter, and they just finished cutting away from the game totally (no split screen) to cover another game while missing rizzo's K and the first 2 pitches of zobrist's AB.

    ESPN...because screw you, you weren't really tuning in to watch this.

    crunch 33 min 29 sec ago view
  • Phil, I think I read an earlier take that you don't see much of an ML career for Brooks? I kinda thought when he was acquired it was as depth for this year, but with an eye on the Cahill type swing role next year?

    Then again he did get hit around pretty bad in his big league time last year.

    Koyies Bansaw 43 min 18 sec ago view
  • Is Jessica Mendoza still announcing for ESPN? She is excellent from what I remember and actually talks knowledgeably about baseball.

    johann 50 min 9 sec ago view
  • watching a game on ESPN is one of the worst things a fan of whatever team is on the field can do...this is, once again, turrible.

    crunch 1 hour 1 min ago view
  • I'll put pix on Twitter

    @sirguygrande

    jacos 1 hour 52 min ago view
  • Actually behind press box
    Yeah great tix

    jacos 2 hours 2 min ago view
  • Looks like Bryan Hudson is the new Randy Johnson: his height will always be part of his name.

    billybucks 2 hours 7 min ago view
  • Seriously?  Envious.  Enjoy the game! 

    Working through the evening, so no recappage, but hope people will come cheer on the Cubs in Parachat.

    Transmission 2 hours 17 min ago view
  • I'm sitting behind Cubs dugout near the end
    Wearing Cubs visor

    jacos 2 hours 35 min ago view
  • Brewers just claimed him

    johann 6 hours 47 min ago view
  • Before Wood,Strop, Rondon yesterday

    Elias: 99 yrs. since a bullpen threw at least 7 perfect innings. last time 6/23/17 by Boston. Ernie Shore retired last 26 after Babe Ruth ejected for arguing balls and strikes after walking lead off hitter. Runner was caught stealing.

    jacos 8 hours 40 min ago view
  • CUBBIES-4-EVER: It's not ten days including the day the player was Designated for Assignment, it's ten day from the day the player was Designated for Assignment. 

    So because Neil Ramirez was Designated for Assignment on 5/21, the deadline to either assign the player to another club (MLB or minor league) or release the player is 5/31 (today). 

    Arizona Phil 11 hours 55 min ago view
  • AZBOBBOP: No updates. 

    Arizona Phil 12 hours 36 min ago view
  • Phil, any updates on eight Oscar de la Cruz or Luis Hernandez?

    azbobbop 22 hours 9 min ago view
  • One miscommunication in outfield and the Cubs would have another no hitter

    jacos 23 hours 20 min ago view