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Sveum gets tossed

What do you call this stretch of time in Chicago Cubs' history anyway?
(I'm talking about the team playing in the Major League ballparks, of course.)
Is it The Intermission?
Growing Pains?
The 105th Year Stretch?
Even though most of us kind of shrug through these games, it's nice to see some kind of emotion displayed once in awhile.
Which was why I was so happy to watch an animated Dale Sveum run out of the dugout and argue for his pitcher.

Couple things from the Cubs Convention

The guys at Vine Line got me a ticket to this year's convention.
Because they're awesome.
In the past I always arrived late to that Saturday morning meeting with the GM and Manager, ended up standing in the back of the crowded ballroom getting pictures of the backs of Cub fan's heads.
I thought with Theo Epstein, Jed Hoyer, Dale Sveum and Shiraz Rehman, I should finally be on time.
Instead of the Hilton on Michigan, it's at the Sheraton on the river this year.
Phones work here which is fabulous, but... new layout.

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  • It's still very early but this game felt very important to me and probably knocked 2 years off my life. Seemed like every inning was big.

    johann 6 min 38 sec ago view
  • Yes then they moved him two spot then not so much, back batting 7th

    jacos 6 min 55 sec ago view
  • This is the exact game that the Cubs would have lost in years past to the Cardinals.

    The E-Man 7 min 22 sec ago view
  • Arrieta starting. Leads of 6-1 and 9-4. You don't expect to have such a sense of relief when they win.

    Brick 8 min 6 sec ago view
  • phew

    Rob G. 8 min 20 sec ago view
  • At least the end result was worth the wait.

    Rob Richardson 8 min 36 sec ago view
  • I guess he's better than what they've had. He started out like the Babe there.

    The E-Man 17 min 24 sec ago view
  • Fair enough, but Castro isn't really very good.

    Rob Richardson 37 min 50 sec ago view
  • I can just hear Pat Hughes chortling "typical Cubs-Cards game..."

    JoePepitone 40 min 9 sec ago view
  • As long as Maddon uses him against RH he is good. Against LH - not so much.

    His recent HR's obviously have not been great pitches.

    So, let's just say my personal confidence in the guy is not there yet.

    The E-Man 43 min 44 sec ago view
  • not that I'm agreeing with E-Man in anyway here, but Warren's FIP and peripherals are not really good (5.20 FIP/5.19 BB/9/.128 BABIP), although his actual results are a lot better. Well until today...

    Trade was also to make room for Zobrist and it'll be a few years before we can really judge it.

    Rob G. 45 min 49 sec ago view
  • Eventually, the Maddon "play everyone everywhere" thing was going to create a problem.

    billybucks 52 min 43 sec ago view
  • This ump blows.

    Ryno 1 hour 3 min ago view
  • So much for pace-of-game.

    Ryno 1 hour 3 min ago view
  • Adam Warren who is 3-1 with a 2.08 ERA and a 1.04 WHIP, and Castro who is hitting 269/303/415?

    Rob Richardson 1 hour 5 min ago view
  • That Molina with the arm out thing was ridiculous and blatant. Wonder if he can get fined for that

    johann 1 hour 9 min ago view