Ex-Cubs

R.I.P., Kevin Foster

Former Cub pitcher Kevin Foster died over the weekend after losing a six-month battle with cancer. He was 39.

With a career ERA in the upper 4's and a middling won-loss record, Foster hardly stands out from the many forgettable Cub pitchers who populated the roster between 1994 and '98. ('"Jim Bullinger,'" anyone? Do I hear a "Willie Banks" or a "Rodney Myers"?)

Foster was different in at least one respect from the others, however. He was a local kid, who attended Evanston High School and grew up a Cubs fan.

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  • Can a pitcher get more than one hold in a game? Or a Win and a save?

    cubbies.4ever 25 sec ago view
  • Didn't they do this sort of thing with Sean Marshall years back? Sticking him in LF to save him to face others, but without a pitcher replacing him in LF.

    cubbies.4ever 9 min 37 sec ago view
  • This is the most beautiful thing ever.

    Transmission 13 min 41 sec ago view
  • all i wanna know is...when's d.ross gonna pitch?

    crunch 16 min 56 sec ago view
  • Maddon is over-managing the shit out of this game.

    Rob G. 18 min 57 sec ago view
  • yeah. ...or not...

    i was a bit more confused why the guy who gave up a HR to votto last night was facing him with 2 men on.

    ...now that wood is coming in to pitch the following inning, the whole thing gets weirder. so like, okay.

    crunch 19 min 7 sec ago view
  • Javy 0-6. At least he's consistent.

    The E-Man 28 min 4 sec ago view
  • Sweet play.

    What's with the Travis Wood stuff? Is it because he pitched the last 2 games?

    Rob G. 28 min 59 sec ago view
  • peralta (and maddon) owes zobrist a coke.

    crunch 31 min 22 sec ago view
  • #cantpredictball

    Rob G. 38 min 48 sec ago view
  • The Reds bullpen -- statistically one of the worst in the history of baseball -- has no-hit the Cubs for 7 innings. That just sucks.

    billybucks 40 min 27 sec ago view
  • Nice inning from Carl Edwards Jr - two straight quality appearances for a pen that could use it.

    Eric S 1 hour 6 min ago view
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Heyward; Baez, J 2; Bryant.

    The E-Man 1 hour 26 min ago view
  • Arrieta pitches like crap and gets a W, Lester pitches brilliantly and doesn't. Baseball!

    Man, have we been giving up a lot of 2-out runs lately. C'mon Hector -- Eugenio Suarez??? Sheesh.

    billybucks 1 hour 42 min ago view
  • 0-2 HBP = Cubbery

    Eric S 1 hour 43 min ago view
  • FFS!!!

    Shit throw by Szczur...

    Rob G. 1 hour 49 min ago view