Saturday funnies: fake Cubs commercial

Man.
Getting kinda antsy for some trading to happen as I watch this team of dead men walking (or striking out or whatever).
I know.
Patience, right?
Yeah, we all have a little practice at that.
Oh well, I get a little ranty, I make a cartoon. 
Can't wait to make some happy ones in the future. 

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once again, the Cardinals show new ways to prove how intelligent they are (for under $700K)...

http://www.baseballamerica.com/blog/draft/201...

I had no idea there was an Alaska Summer Leauge.

Iowa split a double header vs Nashville yesterday, oddly they have another double header today. Must be fun for the pitching staffs.

http://iowa.cubs.milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t451

...at least we don't have to worry about extending our franchise record 1 run loss string today.

5 runs for Shark in 3.1 innings.

go #1 draft choice. Sing with me, Go Pad's Go.

Not at all saying it is his fault in SD or Chicago, but it does seem amazing that we would have to give compensation to sign someone for gm when his current and previous team are tied for the worst record in baseball.

well done Tim....

Untouchable Samardzija having a rough go today vs. the Twins.

jump on the John Gaub DFA train and grab him.

Indians, Cubs, Rays, Rangers and now Cards.

...why am i watching this?

and how many times will i do this to myself?

this game needs more shawn camp.

for what little it's worth

http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/yankees/yanks_...

...sources suggest the Cubs will land the 20-year-old outfielder(Soler), who was recently declared a free agent.
“They have spent a lot of time with him,’’ the source said of the Cubs.

also says Blue Jays might be willing to deal some of their young pitching to make a run this year.

another sori-homer...12th...he hit his 1st of the season May 15th...

If only the Twins were in contention...we might be able to convince them to acquire Soriano to make a run.

Props to Soriano for increasing his trade value. I guess knocking an ounce off his bat has made a bit of difference after all.

cubs lose 3-11.

19-40 overall...tied with the padres for best in futility.

Padres are beating the Brewers 4-2 in the 6th...

almost in first place

j.verlander throws his 3rd 120+ pitch game of the year (127)...131 and 123 the others...

he threw 10 last season.

he threw 11 in 2010...including 3 back-to-back...and 5 back-to-back.

The I-Cubs won the first game of their DH, 1-0.

Brooks Raley pitched the game of his life, in 7 innings with 6 hits, 6K's, no Walks.
1st inning HR by Matt Tolbert was the difference.

Peoria Chiefs ahead 4-0, Kyler Burke pitching thru 4 with 5 K's.

1st inning, 4 spot:
Zeke DeVoss walks.
Pin-Chieh Chen singles on a bunt ground ball to pitcher Scott Alexander. Zeke DeVoss to 2nd.
Anthony Giansanti flies out to center fielder Lane Adams.
Paul Hoilman doubles (19) on a fly ball to left fielder Tim Ferguson. Zeke DeVoss scores. Pin-Chieh Chen to 3rd.
Wes Darvill grounds out, pitcher Scott Alexander to first baseman Dean Espy.
Javier Baez reaches on throwing error by third baseman Michael Antonio. Pin-Chieh Chen scores. Paul Hoilman to 3rd.
With Yasiel Balaguert batting, Javier Baez steals (4) 2nd base.
Yasiel Balaguert walks.
Sergio Burruel singles on a line drive to center fielder Lane Adams. Paul Hoilman scores. Javier Baez scores. Yasiel Balaguert to 2nd.
Pitcher Change: Jason Mitchell replaces Scott Alexander.
Oliver Zapata grounds out, shortstop Orlando Calixte to first baseman Dean Espy.

my favorite cartoons since rocky & bullwinkle...

Bullwinkle: Hey, Rocky! Watch me pull a rabbit out of my hat!

Rocky: That trick never works.

Bullwinkle: Nothin' up my sleeve... Presto!

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  • AZ Phil, has Nathan showed up in Mesa yet? Thanks.

    Hagsag 2 hours 55 min ago view
  • Eickhoff looks like a good young pitcher. Lets steal him!

    Hagsag 2 hours 56 min ago view
  • Manny Rondon faced 13 batters ... and got 10 to K. Not a bad day's work.

    Eric S 12 hours 37 min ago view
  • With several other Cubs hitters bailing out on curves today I think overall it wasn't being seen well. It for sure looked silly but a good breaking pitch coming at you and then breaking down isn't the easiest thing to see and has made many hitters look silly. Also Soler should have more walks this year but for quite a few called strikes that were actual balls and even the called strike he bailed on was borderline.

    johann 15 hours 35 min ago view
  • it's not like we're talking about a guy who's never had issues with pitch selection and seeing the ball over here. we're talking about a guy who has some rather legendary swing-and-misses at breaking stuff who's been exploited low. going forward it's worth paying attention to seeing if he can be exploited inside, too. he seriously bailed out of the box on a called strike. sure it was a good curve, but he obviously didn't see that well at all.

    crunch 15 hours 47 min ago view
  • It would seem like he is figuring it out now and it's really coming together. Really happy for him. Joe was really protecting him from the 3rd time through the order, but as you allude to, he is earning trust to go deeper.

    Wondering if has potential to become a #3 pitcher? His current stats certainly support it.

    The E-Man 15 hours 56 min ago view
  • That doesn't count b/c CRUNCH didn't see it on his 60" HDTV 5 times in replay.

    I have seen many players "bail out" when the ball looked like it was gonna hit them.

    Especially with the advent of the splitter and pitchers that can really get the ball to dance. Marmol, Sutter, Pedro Martinez, Curt Schilling, Derek Lowe, Smoltz, Arrietta...

    These guys have made the best bail out only for the ball to come over the plate and be called a strike.

    No shame in that. The same way players whiff hard enough to cause them to drill a hole in the ground from spinning.

    The E-Man 16 hours 2 min ago view
  • a 60" TV with slow-motion replay and multiple looks on that replay helps...a lot...

    it's one thing to shy away like he did the 2nd time, it's another to bail out of the box on a called strike. that happened in the 1st one he pulled away from. he misjudged that one by a foot or so...

    crunch 16 hours 20 min ago view
  • Good Hendricks sure is fun to watch. He was hitting all his corners today and the Phillies couldn't do anything with his changeup.

    johann 16 hours 56 min ago view
  • Bryant and I believe Zobrist both did that too.

    johann 17 hours 14 min ago view
  • Soler BB acumen and plate awareness is excellent. Not unusual for even the best players to react as if they were about to hit them, "even though they weren't that close" from your vantage point sitting on your deck, or wherever.

    The E-Man 17 hours 15 min ago view
  • soler vs inside breaking balls is scary.

    he's had 2 inside curve balls today where he reacted as if they were about to hit him even though they weren't that close...one he bailed out of the box on, it was a called strike.

    crunch 17 hours 33 min ago view
  • j.urias optioned back to AAA...guess we wont be seeing him in the LAD series.

    crunch 17 hours 41 min ago view
  • so is him actually getting 2 hits in a game (2 doubles!)...first time he's even been on base 2 times in a game since 9 games ago on his 3/4, 1bb day.

    im ready for him to at least look like a 2-slot hitter since he's gonna be slotted there no matter what he does.

    crunch 18 hours 36 min ago view
  • That Heyward move to avoid Bryant's ball hit at him was a thing of beauty too.

    johann 18 hours 54 min ago view
  • 9 pitches in and this game already rules.

    HR, double...bryant's turn (who came out to a Kris Kross song for some horrible, horrible reason).

    ...2 run inning...zoobrest hitting streak at 14.

    crunch 18 hours 59 min ago view