Sunday Funnies: Lester orders the usual.

So nice to see Jon Lester looking like the guy we all thought he was when he came here, and lately he's doing it consistently.


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from Mark Gonzalez Sunday Trib article...
Cubs manager Joe Maddon hasn’t ruled out starting rookie catcher Kyle Schwarber on Sunday in the series finale against the Braves but admitted he’s reluctant to try him in the outfield — for now. “For you to see him in the outfield, he’ll need a little bit of work out there first,” Maddon said of Schwarber, 22, who hasn’t played the outfield this season after playing 36 games in left field in the minors in 2014...If there’s a left-center fielder, that might be OK...
Rotation roundup: Jason Hammel pronounced his left knee healthy enough to start Tuesday at Cincinnati, although he said he will wear a brace for a few starts for protection. Triple-A Iowa’s Dallas Beeler is lined up to start one of the doubleheader games against the Reds on Wednesday. Minor-league watch: Infielder Javier Baez is recovering from a fractured left ring finger in Arizona. Left-hander Zac Rosscup (left shoulder) is close to leaving Arizona to continue his rehab after throwing a scoreless inning Wednesday.

I volunteer to hit fungo flies to him.

Twilight Zone or Outer Limits?
Either way, I like the n o r m a l  one.

Twilight Zone. Season 2. Will the Real Martian Pease Stand Up. Still, the concept of diner is universal it seems. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHomWdiXch0

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  • Hagsag 1 hour 9 min ago (view)

    Explain how Lobaton is on this team?

     

  • Jackstraw 10 hours 32 min ago (view)

    The Cubs have looked pretty April for the last week.

     

  • George Altman 12 hours 1 min ago (view)

    I'm pretty sure I've seen enough of Arrieta and Davies to last me the rest of the summer. 

     

  • crunch 14 hours 37 min ago (view)

    e.sogard pitching...the highlight of the last 2 games, easy...

    3 popouts...threw mid/high 60s batting practice lobs with some sink

    he's scoreless through 2ip in his career.  david ross career pitching comps...

     

  • crunch 15 hours 34 min ago (view)

    same...only it's coffee...which isn't helping.  yesterday's trash game got a sequel.

     

  • crunch 15 hours 36 min ago (view)

    yeah...we can go ahead and send cory abbott back down...

     

  • crunch 15 hours 47 min ago (view)

    hopefully the cubs can work out an extension for jason heyward to keep him around til then.

     

  • Hagsag 15 hours 47 min ago (view)

    This game is making me drink a lot.

     

  • Dolorous Jon Lester 15 hours 58 min ago (view)

    Just wait til the 2030 season, those kids will be entering their prime then. Look out NL Central!

     

  • crunch 17 hours 3 min ago (view)

    im starting to think spending 12.6m of payroll on davies/arrietta while trading darvish away for davies and a slew of kids that dont even make the cubs top 10 prospect list wasn't a good idea.

    oh yeah, cubs gave SD money in that deal, too...that's even better.

     

  • Arizona Phil 1 day 7 hours ago (view)

    The Cubs have purchased the contract of RHP Justin Shafer (ex-MIA) from Kansas City (American Association) and he has been assigned to AAA Iowa. 

     

  • crunch 1 day 9 hours ago (view)

    he -really- needs to cue into this is a cubs broadcast and not a national/neutral broadcast.

    dude...don't get excited about marlins 3-run homers.

     

  • crunch 1 day 11 hours ago (view)

    lot of people wanted him when len left.  he's got a long game calling history, but not too much for baseball.  he did host "baseball tonight" for ESPN for a quite a while, so the game isn't a mystery to him.

    i find him a bit boring/dry.  some people like that he has that oldschool "announcer voice" thing going on.

     

  • Dolorous Jon Lester 1 day 11 hours ago (view)

    He's uhhh.. not very good at it. Glad he wasn't the hire for the main role.

     

  • crunch 1 day 11 hours ago (view)

    wow...chris myers calling the cubs game for some reason (boog out for the MIA series).

    he is a marquee talent, but he's not been used to call a game as far as i know.

    also, zach davies looks like a kid in pajamas in those dark blue "wrigleyville" uniforms.

     

  • crunch 2 days 10 hours ago (view)

    t.williams threw a 25 pitch pen thursday