Nifty Site News

For those lovers of Google News, there's another site called SportSpyder which does just about the same, but is devoted entirely to sports. What I like more about SportSpyder is that they update almost instantly AND now The Cub Reporter is one of the news sources. Check it out and I highly recommend bookmarking it if you like to stay up-to-date on Cubs news. On the left you'll see us listed an an independent news source and I think as long as we include the word "Cubs" somewhere in the post, it'll show up on the site. You can do searches as well, and just typing in Felix Pie came up with this week's Organizational Report as the top listing. I'm amused if anything.

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This site is great. 10x better than ProSportsDaily.

Plus you can get the results via RSS

http://www.sportspyder.com/rss/teams/mlb/cubs...

Very slick!

This site is great. 10x better than ProSportsDaily.

Plus you can get the results via RSS

http://www.sportspyder.com/rss/teams/mlb/cubs...

Very slick!

I have used various RSS aggregators for the Cubs and this one does not seem to be better or worse.

However, one thing that makes this worse for other teams is that appears to do a simple search for the mascot. As the Cubs is a unique mascot it will work. When I looked at the Boston College Eagles aggregation it was filled with Philadelphia Eagles stories. Sorry, that is neither "slick" nor "nifty".

Oh, also there are tons of ADS. No thank you.

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2005/writers...

Un related...but good article on the ugliness of the Cubs this year.

Thanks for the negativitly FLOORMASTER but your right, looks like sport calculator went a bit awry on BC, we will fix it later

I have no idea how RSS feeds work and have never used them. I'm sure they're fantastic though. As something that is simple enough to just bookmark and check for daily news, it works great in my opinion.

The RSS feed has no ads...intentional or not. And you can always use a plugin like Adblock if you need to.

And as Dal mentioned they'll fine tune their search so the 4 BC fans can get their news. For a free low hassle tool for Cubs searches this works pretty well.

(and sorry about the double post before)

RSS THE EASY WAY

Download a free copy of the excellent Firefox Browser.

Install it.

Browse yourself over to The Cub Reporter, for example.

Look down at the right corner of your bottom browser bar and you should see what Firefox calls a "Live Bookmark." It's an orange and white square icon. Pages that are syndicating RSS will cause that icon to appear.

Hover over it and a tooltip will pop up that says
something like "add live bookmark for this page's feed".

Left click on the icon and an option will appear to "subscribe to rss."

click on that and the rest is self explanatory.

Now you have subscribed to TCR's RSS feed.

Click on "Bookmarks" along the top bar of the browser. A list of your bookmarks will appear.

Move your mouse over the TCR listing and all the latest threads at TCR will dropdown in a hotlinked list.

Voila! RSS for dummies.

Matt Murton, LF
Todd Walker, 2B
Derrek Lee, 1B
Aramis Ramirez, 3B
Nomar Garciaparra, SS
Michael Barrett, C
Jeromy Burnitz, RF
Corey Patterson, CF

All the players are updated now

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  • Fuck a bench spot on the playoff roster, Coghlan is competing to bat cleanup.

    John Beasley 38 min 42 sec ago view
  • barely any...especially for an evening game. place looks 1/2 full at best to start the game.

    crunch 1 hour 49 sec ago view
  • Listening on the radio. Are there any fans in the stands at all?

    Brick 1 hour 9 min ago view
  • "An MRI taken Monday on the right side of Jorge Soler showed no major damage."

    crunch 2 hours 10 min ago view
  • rare air though if he can keep it under 2. Sounds like Maddon already made up his mind though and Hendricks seems like the sort that would want to earn it. Guessing he gets a quick hook if he's still under 2 after 5 innings.

    Fwiw, he can give up 1 ER in 5 innings (or more) and still be under 2. If he gives up 2 ER, he would need throw 9 IP to keep it under 2. 1 ER in 4 IP would give him an ERA of exactly 2.

    In terms of WAR, it's still Scherzer by a lot (6.4), then Cueto (5.6), Lester (5.5), Kershaw (5.5), Roark (5.4), and then Hendricks (5.1)

    Rob G. 3 hours 24 min ago view
  • Boring lineup tonight in terms of guys trying to reach milestones -- no KB (40 HR), Addy (100 RBI) or JHey (can he keep it going?), and Lackey isn't really going for anything, plus the team has already reached 100 wins. I get the "rest" thing, although they will have 4 days off after Sunday, but....bleh.

    billybucks 4 hours 8 min ago view
  • Agree -- I think you want to keep him on a regular schedule.

    billybucks 4 hours 28 min ago view
  • Ramos torn ACL

    jacos 4 hours 56 min ago view
  • Sure, its not about his record.

    jacos 4 hours 57 min ago view
  • Do you start him Sunday or not?

    @jonmorosi Pitchers w/ sub-2.00 ERA in year of 185+ IP this century: Pedro ’00, Clemens ’05, Kershaw ’13/’14, Arrieta ’15, Greinke ’15, Hendricks ’16.

    Rob G. 6 hours 19 min ago view
  • Yeah -- that would be rough for him. But, Monty is getting people out, he's a lefty and he has experience working out of the bullpen. Hammel? None of the above.

    billybucks 7 hours 14 min ago view
  • even if he's not starting, abandoning hammel would be a bit of a 'screw you.' i think it might be -monty +hammel, but it's speculation.

    either way, someone's gonna be disappointed.

    crunch 8 hours 15 min ago view
  • Joe said he is leaning towards 11 pitchers and 14 position players.

    - 4 starters, Chapman, Rondon, Strop, CJ, Wood, Grimm, Monty. No dice for Cahill or Smith.
    - 3 catchers, Rizz, Zo, Addy, KB, Javy, Heyward, Fowler, Soler, Coghlan, TLS and then Sczcur over Almora?

    billybucks 8 hours 26 min ago view
  • Cubs 3B Jason Vosler made two really bad throws on consecutive AB in the 8th. Fortunately the game was no longer in doubt at the time  

    The first one was a one-hop lob that allowed the batter to reach base on an infield single, and the second was air-mailed so far over the first-baseman's head that it went over the fence and landed in Field #4.

    Arizona Phil 9 hours 1 min ago view
  • E-MAN: Despite the HR, Donnie Dewees is really more of a slash hitter (the HR was an opposite-field line-drive) who can accumulate lots of doubles & triples. He's also a good bunter and can get on base that way, too. Although he was thrown out trying to steal in the game, he's actually a good base-stealer and baserunner.

    Defensively he has plus-range and tracks fly balls OK, so he can play CF, but he has a rag arm that requires the middle infielders to go out further into CF to make relays.

    Arizona Phil 9 hours 2 min ago view
  • I don't know how many of you remember Bobby Knoop, who played 2B for the Angels, White Sox, and Royals back in the day, but he is a coach-emeritus for the Angels, and works with the infielders at Minor League Camp, Extended Spring Training, and Instructs. He's pretty spry for a 77-year old, and he really knows his shit.

    Arizona Phil 9 hours 30 min ago view