Archive - Mar 6, 2008
The Cubs play the A's this afternoon at 2:05 Central Time in Phoenix. You can hear the game via the mlb.com Web cast.
Jason Marquis starts for the Cubs against former White Sox farmhand and non-roster invitee Gio Gonzalez. The lefty led all of minor league baseball in strikeouts last season and fanned three Giants over two scoreless innings in his Oakland debut last Saturday.
Damn....just damn. (emphasis added)
Dusty Baker wants his hitters to hit. He likes aggressive hitters. He was talking about Joey Votto and finished with this:
“I really, really hate the called third strike. I hate that. You're guess and you ain't ready to hit.”
The Cubs have a few nagging health problems as well as injuries this spring. Nothing critical. Just stuff like heart arrhythmia's treated with surgery.
Mark DeRosa had ablation surgery to burn the short circuit in the electrical wiring of his heart. Now that he's got normal sinus rhythm, can dancing with the stars be far behind? Our 2nd baseman is back in Mesa and should resume baseball activities as soon as next monday.