Cubs Ace Returns with Bat
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Just when you think it couldn't get worse, the Cubs get absolutely spanked by the worst team in baseball at home.The wind appeared to be howling straight out tonight and the Cubs managed 6 runs, Josh Willingham managed 6 RBI's all by himself, including 2 HR's, 5 Runs scored and a 4 for 4 night with a walk. Z did hit a home run though (mild applause) and Milton Bradley went 4 for 4 himself with a home run and a walk and then decided it was another good moment to take some frustration out on the fans.
"It's hard to be comfortable when you don't get a hit, you get booed
every time," Bradley said. "When I go home and look in the mirror, I
like what I see. My family's there, and I have people I can talk to who
are supportive in spite of everything and all the adversity and hatred
you face on a daily basis. I'll be all right. I always have."
A bunch of other fun news after the jump...
- ESPN1000 reported that Crane Kenney will stay with the Cubs in the same capacity as official enabler of Jim Hendry for multiple years. Hendry and the Cubs refused to comment on the report but Hendry says he's unfazed by the recent public criticism.
''I don't really think much about it, to be honest with you,'' he said.
''We've done a lot of good things the last couple years. We're having a
bad year. I just try to go to work every day and do the best I can.''
- Alfonso Soriano was a late scratch with a sore knee and looks to be headed for an MRI. The Rhodes scholar and ultimate team guy had this to say about ignoring advice that a DL trip may have cleared up the problem.
''I said, 'I don't want to take two weeks; I want to play.''
How'd that work out for you champ?
- The Cubs did announce their AFL roster yesterday, just after Arizona Phil's piece yesterday. The Cubs will send 3B Josh Vitters, SS Starlin Castro, C Welington Castillo, LHP's John Gaub and James Russell, and RHP's Andrew Cashner and Blake Parker. 4 of the top 10 picks from this year draft have also been named already to play in the AFL, including the top 2 picks - Stephen Strasburgh and Dustin Ackley.
Thanks to our pal Tim Souers for the rather appropriate graphic.