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I have done much in an attempt to speed the site up. Most of the changes were server related. I still have a hardware issue that I hope to have running before I leave for the three games in Pittsburg tomorrow. Please let me know if you are having problems.

Go Cubs!!!



So far so good Have fun!

fowler starts rehabbing in A ball tomorrow.


contreras to catch lester...that should be interesting. he's got a hell of an arm, but will he have to step up beyond that?

Looking good over here. Thank you! [crosses fingers]

And...Hammel officially turns into a Pumpkin. Just like last year. Hendrix should get this joker's place in the rotation. I hope the Cubs hold the option on him for 2017, not the other way around. Last month are 5th+ starter slashes (batters): 3.40/.288/.339/.586/.924 Blech -

Wait...5 IP and 2 ER is turning into a pumpkin? Hammers not been as good as he was in April and May, but it's not like he's been out there giving up 7 ER in 3 innings every time out.

Its more like "early-run-itis", constantly putting his team behind. Last time out he gives up 10. In each Playoff game he put his team behind the 8-ball before one AB. In these times, with a monumental slump, you have to be better than being behind by 2 before you sit down in your seat with a hot dog. A +.900 OPS by the opposing batters for the last month is nothing to be proud of. I will admit that after getting his team behind yesterday, he got no worse for 5 innings he pitched.

Site seems fine now!

Ach! Got the dreaded "522 error" today... Sorry.

I had to do some updates, so all the caching got flushed. You shouldn't get that error after the pages have been accessed a few times. On the road to Pittsburgh. A sweep would be nice'!!

Just got to the game. Looks like I still have work to do on this site!!! ARGHHH. Well, I have the break to work on it. Sorry for all the glitches. 

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  • crunch 4 hours 25 min ago (view)

    "Yu Darvish threw his new pitch, a two-seam/splitter hybrid, during his first intrasquad game appearance on Saturday.

    Darvish, who already had 10 different pitch variations in his arsenal, is calling this new pitch "The Supreme.""


  • crunch 5 hours 21 min ago (view)

    "I've been thinking about it and been thinking about it before we put out that statement," (Terry) Francona said. "I know in the past, when I've been asked about, whether it's our name or the Chief Wahoo, I think I would usually answer and say I know that we're never trying to be disrespectful. And I still feel that way, but I don't think that's a good enough answer today. I think it's time to move forward. It's a very difficult subject. It's also delicate," he said.


  • Cubster 10 hours 11 min ago (view)

    Two White Sox test positive for Covid. Not yet disclosed who they are. Reminder that the Cubs are going to be scheduled to play the WSox for 6 games.


  • Jackstraw 22 hours 3 min ago (view)

    Don't let short-term market fluctuations diminsh your enthusiasm for a great long-term investment.


  • crunch 1 day 14 min ago (view)

    freddy freeman + aaron nola are also positive star players.

    the scary thing is freeman tested negative on tuesday.  by thursday he was sick and tested positive shortly afterwards.  some may question the strength of the MLB test if they were the ones who gave freeman's initial negative...


  • Cubster 1 day 1 hour ago (view)

    COVID positive: LeMahieu NYY; Sano MIN; S Perez KC.


  • crunch 1 day 2 hours ago (view)

    phillies now have 7 down with covid...freddy freeman (ATL) has symptomatic covid with fever/chills/aches for the past 3 days...some players on multiple teams are still awaiting initial test results so they can join spring training 2.0 with their teams...

    also, this photo of pablo sandoval (SF) taking grounders at 3rd...


  • Cubster 1 day 3 hours ago (view)

    Wittenmeyer tweet: Hendricks and Darvish combine for 4 Ks in a pair of scoreless half-innings.

    Press box wag: "Cubs hitting sucks this year"


  • crunch 1 day 5 hours ago (view)

    2020 schedule to be announced monday (tentative).


  • crunch 1 day 5 hours ago (view)

    d.price (LAD) to sit out the season.

    LAD isn't going to get d.price at all in 2020 and they got m.betts for 60-ish games until he's a FA.  ow.  that duo cost them jeter downs, alex verdugo, and connor wong.


  • Dolorous Jon Lester 1 day 12 hours ago (view)

    I acquired Trout over the winter in a keeper league. Not feeling too great about that either.


  • Hagsag 1 day 15 hours ago (view)

    Andrew Cashner still hasn't signed with anyone. Could be useful.


  • crunch 1 day 23 hours ago (view)

    the cleveland indians have released a statement that they are open for dialogue about the future of the team's name.

    twitter is all over it and seems to be all about going back to "cleveland spiders", an unrelated dead MLB team lineage in cleveland from the 1800s (some guy named cy young played for them).


  • crunch 2 days 3 hours ago (view)

    Q coming back in 4-6 weeks will be like a mid-season trade!  sigh...

    but yeah, they should be good in-house with expanded rosters unless they get slammed by IL stuff.


  • crunch 2 days 3 hours ago (view)

    MLB has confirmed 38 positives (players/coaches/personel/etc) so far.


  • Arizona Phil 2 days 4 hours ago (view)

    With 17 pitchers likely on the 30-man MLB Active List roster for the first two weeks and then probably 15 pitchers on the 28-man Active List for the next two weeks after that, the Cubs should be able to "bullpen" games quite a bit for the first month. They won't really need five starters.