Today in Cubs History: 12-13

12-13-1999 - Traded Richard Negrette to the Baltimore Orioles. Received Augie Ojeda. 12-13-1996 - Signed Kevin Tapani as a free agent. 12-13-1995 - Signed Rob Dibble as a free agent. Not much to mention, today. Tapani won 19 games for the 1998 Cubs, in spite of a 4.85 era. Rob Dibble never made the club, mercifully.

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Kevin Tapani...1998...1-0 over the Braves in Game 2 of the NLDS heading into the 9th. JAVIER F**** LOPEZ.

Lack of bullpen still haunts us.

I seem to remember Jeff Blauser playing a key roll in that 1998 game. I don't remember what it was however. did he get thrown out stealing or make an error?

http://retrosheet.org/boxesetc/B10010ATL1998.htm

With the winning run on third and one out, Blauser struck out and "The Dandy Little Glove Man" Mickey Morandini was thrown out trying to steal.

augie..augie..AUGIE...AUGIE...AUGIE...AUGIE...

Nice link on Dibble.

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  • #$@!$!@$!@$#@!$@!$!@#!@!

    SOLER POWER!

    crunch 34 min 10 sec ago view
  • Maddon's master plan to challenge his offense to improve on coming from behind late in games is working amazingly.

    Rob G. 1 hour 6 min ago view
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    Javier Baez is the opposite of that.

    Rob G. 1 hour 16 min ago view
  • on the wild pitch thing, did they really call that a wild pitch on Jansen that Heyward scored on Friday? If so, I don't know what a passed ball is anymore.

    Rob G. 1 hour 19 min ago view
  • Let's see -- up 3-0, at home, Jake on the mound annnnd....compare and contrast 2015 to 2016. Bleh.

    Hopefully, the Pirates will uncork a series of 9th inning wild pitches.

    billybucks 1 hour 22 min ago view
  • modern media

    @BNightengale: Former #MLB pitcher Dan Haren will be throwing to Tim Tebow tomorrow during his tryout in LA, he announced.

     [email protected](dan haren): @BNightengale nope, I was offered the opportunity and declined.

     @ithrow88 Oh and memo to my agent, @bvanwagenen: Pitching to Tim Tebow tomorrow DOES NOT count as getting me a real job offer.

    Rob G. 1 hour 41 min ago view
  • I think the Cub Reporter should be politics free.
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    Build Bridges. Don't anyone dare pull out a trump card.

    Cubster 1 hour 50 min ago view
  • The Cub offense is in on the con.

    1-for-10 so far w/RISP.

    billybucks 1 hour 54 min ago view
  • swing and a miss.

    i'm gonna like...go stand over there. *points*

    crunch 1 hour 55 min ago view
  • This is all a long con by Arrieta to lull playoff opponents.

    Rob G. 1 hour 59 min ago view
  • the factual correction on your mistakes on your post that I barely bothered to read the first time because it had nothing to do with anything I wanted to talk about is indeed a sign of my degenerative brain condition. I appreciate the safety tip and will be looking into with extreme urgency now.

    Rob G. 2 hours 21 min ago view
  • it took you 4 posts to get to this?

    have you checked the batteries in your carbon monoxide detector?

    #droppingknowledge #savinglives

    crunch 2 hours 46 min ago view
  • Fwiw, Billy Hamilton's actual WAR numbers that relate to the ones that I posted for Mike Trout are:

    • 2014: 2.5
    • 2015: 1.0
    • 2016: 2.6

    But by all means #crunchsplain on the stupidity of WAR while exaggerating your points. I can't wait to read more.

    Rob G. 2 hours 51 min ago view
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  • *stroking intensifies*

    crunch 2 hours 55 min ago view
  • #crunchsplaining

    Thanks for the awesome give and take today and for the 535 words you spilled filling in all the gaps that I woefully neglected. We're all a little wiser and better for it. I look forward to your play-by-play summary later in the comments.

    Rob G. 3 hours 1 min ago view