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  • I made a few small changes to  http://thecubreporter.com/cubs-depth-chart. Hope that works for everyone

    Author: WebAdmin
    31 min 12 sec ago
  • Made the 'New' label more prominent. All comments now post via AJAX. Still working on dynamic posting.

    Author: WebAdmin
    49 min 36 sec ago
  • good news: jake's no-hitter means free pizza

    bad news: dominos pizza

    Author: crunch
    1 hour 29 min ago
  • In Hendricks' defense, Bryant fielded a routine grounder and threw late to second for a force. The two runners scored subsequently after two out. The runs were earned, but not really.

    Author: VirginiaPhil
    1 hour 47 min ago
  • More Arrieta no-hitters!
    And more ex-softball player commentators!
    Less Kruk.

    Author: Charlie
    7 hours 42 min ago
  • ESPN critters were talking about his workout regimen. Really paying off late in the season. I'm assuming he will get the start in the one game playoff. It seems he's always got a no hitter going til the 5th or so anyway, often longer. Maybe he can do it in the one gamer.

    Author: Old and Blue
    7 hours 52 min ago
  • In Starlin's defense, he hit the ball hard and he's been hitting it all over lately like he used to.

    Cult of Olt Cult of Castro

    Author: Old and Blue
    7 hours 57 min ago
  • "God I hope no asteroids hit the earth in the next 12-14 months"

    Hits Like button

    Author: Old and Blue
    7 hours 59 min ago
  • Twitter was crazy last night with Arrieta's performance.

    Meanwhile, Scott Boras was all over his adding machine.

    Author: CTSteve
    8 hours 10 min ago
  • Next year Hendricks will be the #5 after the team signs another FA. Or, a #6, perhaps. Have to see how much they shell out after they extend The Jake!

    Author: The E-Man
    8 hours 19 min ago
  • from rotowurld...

    "Arrieta has been unbelievable since mid-June, compiling a 1.07 ERA, 0.76 WHIP and 101/23 K/BB ratio over 101 innings in his last 14 starts."

    Author: crunch
    14 hours 59 min ago
  • dunno if you're taking suggestions, sorry if you're not...continuing...

    i'd like to see the 'NEW' tag on posts in a color aside from white, or something to make it stand out...something that would make it easier to see the new posts when you check a post with multiple 'NEW' designations in a thread and you have to scroll down through them.

    Author: crunch
    15 hours 27 min ago
  • Had to love his press conference in PJs.

    I agree with those above -- 2-4 on a trip facing MadBum and Kershaw is OK. We seem to always have trouble in LA.

    It would be good to pick up another game or two on SF while we play CIN and they face Greinke & Kershaw. SF's brutal stretch ends Wednesday -- their schedule gets a lot easier after that, while we have a lot of PIT and Cards in Sept.

    C'mon Javy - we need some thunder against LHP.

    Author: billybucks
    16 hours 8 min ago
  • 2 out of 6 is what I expected, and over this potentially tough trip they've essentially just lost one game in the wc standings.

    Author: Mornington Crescent
    16 hours 29 min ago
  • Amen.
    It'll be fascinating to see how Theo/Jed maneuver this winter to get some consistency off the mound.
    Optimism.
    Feels so odd.
    God I hope no asteroids hit the earth in the next 12-14 months.

    Author: champsummers
    16 hours 30 min ago
  • Congrats, Jake. Castro's AB in the 7th was a comforting moment of certainty in an otherwise stressful evening.

    Author: Jackstraw
    16 hours 58 min ago
  • Oh hell yes first career no hitter for Arrieta. He had such nasty breaking stuff today and was locating it perfectly.

    2 and 6 on the road trip, imo, while not ideal is completely fine with the cushion we had. This though is the perfect ending to this.

    edit/ 2 and 4! Even better lol

    Author: johann
    17 hours 7 min ago
  • 2-4 on the road trip, (2 of 6). Arrieta bookends a 4 game losing streak.

    The flight home will be fun since before the game Maddon has declared the flight home a pajama party. Castro displayed his Super Mario PJ's on ESPN's pregame.

    http://news.yahoo.com/cubs-don-1-piece-pajamas-end...

    Author: Cubster
    17 hours 9 min ago
  • Jake is cold blooded

    no reaction after no hitter

    Guy becoming a legend

    Author: jacos
    17 hours 9 min ago
  • when a guy like baez is considered "oh yeah, he's nice when we can find room for him" and m.olt might as well not exist you know you're packed at the top of the MLB-ready food chain.

    now the system needs pitchers...starters and relievers...and keep the talent pipeline moving from the bottom up.

    Author: crunch
    17 hours 11 min ago
  • Awesome!
    Now, get the hell out of California and back to where we get hits with RISP.

    Author: billybucks
    17 hours 12 min ago
  • 2 and 4, I believe. Actually, "Arrietta" and 4.

    Author: billybucks
    17 hours 13 min ago
  • Shazzam!

    Man, this season has been really fun.

    -and they're not even 'good' yet!

    Author: champsummers
    17 hours 15 min ago
  • arrieta is coming for you greinke...

    Author: crunch
    17 hours 17 min ago
  • !!!!

    Author: Brick
    17 hours 20 min ago
  • unnnnnnnnnnnnnf.

    also, SF lost.

    Author: crunch
    17 hours 21 min ago
  • Jake!!!!!

    Author: Carlito
    17 hours 24 min ago
  • ahem, a snotty problem.

    Author: Cubster
    1 day 6 hours ago
  • Have I mentioned how much I hate modern free agency? Oh, yeah, I have. If it's any comfort, Max Scherzer has a 6.43 in August. It's not because of one really awful outing, either, but a bunch of so-so ones and one pretty bad one.

    Don't get me wrong, I actually wanted them to sign Lester - or somebody, so my rant is really against modern free agency itself. Does anyone, even Theo, really think Lester is gonna be any good when he's 38? They're really paying him $150 million for maybe 3 or 4 good years, and that's assuming he doesn't get injured, which most pitchers do.

    There's no good answer for a contending team other than working to get more home grown pitching. If this was a playoff, the Cubs would be down 0-2. That seems about right for a young team like this. But adding that one additional arm to the rotation next year is gonna be a knotty problem.

    Author: Old and Blue
    1 day 6 hours ago
  • Let's hope the Cub's ace puts an end to this slide tomorrow

    Author: Eric S
    1 day 16 hours ago
  • Kershaw is an Ace. Lester is a former Ace. Not saying he isn't good, just saying, dude is not an Ace.

    Author: Carlito
    1 day 16 hours ago
  • It really did.

    Author: Carlito
    1 day 16 hours ago
  • this game turned into a gigantic bag of dicks really quickly.

    Author: crunch
    1 day 16 hours ago
  • 7th inning - ugh. You knew when Crawford led off the inning with the single things were not going to end well

    Author: Eric S
    1 day 16 hours ago
  • We need to get back home and play more bad teams, stat! Reality checks suck.

    Author: billybucks
    1 day 16 hours ago
  • Wow couple very wide strikes called against Der Kaiser with two men on. Sheesh.

    Author: Carlito
    1 day 16 hours ago
  • dat balk tho.

    thanks for the lead latos.

    Author: crunch
    1 day 17 hours ago
  • It looks great on my phone!

    Even though my first reaction was "Who will save me from the change!"

    Author: Charlie
    1 day 23 hours ago
  • Not God--sure She'll be by to comment soon--but I can say with near certainty that Lester will not get a hit tonight.

    Author: Charlie
    1 day 23 hours ago
  • "Ross-less"

    I'm not a praying man normally, but tonight I'm praying for a Lester no-hitter.

    Author: Old and Blue
    2 days 11 sec ago
  • There have been some mighty good players clearing waivers this summer. I can't back that up with any actual names right now, though.

    Author: Old and Blue
    2 days 1 min ago
  • See Why There are Baskets

    Stumbled across this 1970 Cubs Highlights of Spring Training.

    At about 19:10 is the final out of Holtzman's No Hitter with Brickhouse making the call.

    After the final out camera shows fans jumping en mass from the bleachers. Neat.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kyIaFuFlVJ0

    Author: The E-Man
    2 days 52 min ago
  • Red Sox pro scouting director Jared Porter is joining the Cubs organization. I haven't seen in what capacity he'll serve. Or if Joe Bohringer is on the way out.

    Author: QuietMan
    2 days 6 hours ago
  • Starlin Castro has cleared waivers. That's good news for a trade, bad news for his value.

    Author: CTSteve
    2 days 6 hours ago
  • From the twit box:
    Phillies plan to expand protective netting

    I don't understand why they can't just build drones to intercept incoming balls and bats. As the kids would say, SMH

    Author: Old and Blue
    2 days 7 hours ago
  • vin announced tonight he'll return for another year in the dodgers booth. neat.

    Author: crunch
    2 days 17 hours ago
  • Marlon Juice Byrd continues to torment the Cubs -- GS vs. the Cards, SF up 4-0.

    Author: billybucks
    2 days 17 hours ago
  • d.ross expected to return from bereavement list on sunday.

    lester pitches tomorrow, btw.

    Author: crunch
    2 days 18 hours ago
  • Koyie, Koyie!!!

    Author: Cubster
    2 days 19 hours ago
  • 85 mph incoming. About 150 mph outgoing.

    Author: Jackstraw
    2 days 19 hours ago